Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett has been none too pleased with his team's efforts at home lately.
The Coyotes' performance on the road, though, has been anything but unsatisfactory.
Phoenix returns from the Christmas break with a road-heavy stretch of games, starting Monday night against a Los Angeles Kings team in the midst of a frustrating scoring slump.
The Coyotes (18-14-3) lost for the fourth time in five home games Friday, dropping to 7-8-2 on their own ice with a 3-2 defeat to St. Louis.
"We've been banging our head against the wall trying to figure out why," Tippett said. "If you had told me that by Christmas we'd be a game under .500 (at home), I would be very surprised. That's something that's going to have to change. It's unacceptable to have the home record we do."
While unable to get much going at home, Phoenix has won four of six on the road and is a Western Conference-best 11-6-1 as the visiting team. The Coyotes, who play eight of their next 10 on the road, r...