Despite a winless road trip, the Colorado Avalanche remain positive they can carry over the progress they made into their brief stop at home.
The Calgary Flames, meanwhile, know they need a much better effort than their last time out.
Colorado hopes to have Matt Duchene back from injury as it seeks a fourth consecutive victory over visiting Calgary on Thursday night.
The Avalanche finished 0-1-2 on their trip after a 3-2 shootout loss to San Jose on Tuesday, though coach Joe Sacco lauded his team's determination after Mark Olver scored the tying goal with just over three minutes left in regulation.
"I like the fact we show some resiliency after falling behind twice,'' Sacco said. "That was a big point for us.''
Though victories would have been much more beneficial for a team that sits near the bottom of the Western Conference standings, Colorado (7-8-3) still was able to pick up points that could be important in a shortened season - something it had trouble accomplishing at the...