Posted March 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
While losses at home have been few and far between for the Blues, they're realizing wins are harder to come by outside St. Louis. The Blues try to avoid matching a season-high third consecutive loss Saturday night when their seven-game trip continues against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coach Ken Hitchcock's team has comfortable leads atop the Central Division and the Western Conference - a seven-point edge over Detroit in the division and six-point advantage over Vancouver in the conference. They also have a three-point cushion on the New York Rangers in the race for the Presidents' Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. Those leads are in large part due to their dominance at home with a 29-4-4 record that included a 21-game streak with at least one point. However, the Blues (45-19-8) have been uneven in their attempts to carry that play on the road, falling to 1-1-1 on their road swing with Thursday's 2-0 defeat at Carolina. "We did a lot of good things,'' Hitchcoc...
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