The playoff-contending Colorado Avalanche won't get to enjoy the comforts of home ice too often for the rest of the month.
Before beginning a road-heavy stretch, the Avalanche will try to pick up some needed points Monday night when they face the Anaheim Ducks, who are hoping to have Corey Perry available to help end their recent scoring woes.
Colorado (36-30-4) has aided its quest for a playoff berth by winning seven of 10, including a 4-1 home victory over Anaheim on Feb. 27.
"To be in the mix (for the playoffs), that's a good thing," captain Milan Hejduk said. "We only have 12 games left, so it's going to be tough to get in, but I think we have the team to do it."
After losing in Nashville on Thursday, the Avalanche bounced back with a 3-2 shootout win over Edmonton at home Saturday, improving to 8-1 in that format as well as 13-4 in games that have gone beyond regulation.
"I think we feel pretty confident going to OT and shootouts," Hejduk said. "The more you win, the more ...