The Colorado Avalanche are eager to get back on the ice after the club's longest home winning streak was snapped last time out.
Getting back on track could be difficult considering the way things have gone lately against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Hoping to bounce back from their first defeat at the Pepsi Center in a month, the Avalanche try to avoid losing to the Coyotes for a seventh time in eight games on Thursday night.
One night after ending a nine-game road losing streak with a 4-2 victory over Minnesota on Monday, Colorado (19-18-1) couldn't extend its eight-game home winning streak, falling to Winnipeg 4-1.
Kevin Porter scored at 14:48 of the third period to prevent a shutout for the Avalanche, who suffered their first setback at the Pepsi Center since a 3-1 loss to Dallas on Nov. 28. That was the Avs' longest home winning streak since the franchise relocated from Quebec in 1995.
"It's still a nice feather in the cap for a young team," coach Joe Sacco said of the streak. "We ...