Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/18/14
The NHL-worst Colorado Avalanche are back in Denver following a 14th straight road loss - with a chance to extend the Calgary Flames' franchise-record road skid to 14. Colorado looks to avoid a season-high fifth consecutive defeat Monday night when the Flames seek their first victory since the last matchup between these Northwest Division foes. After five of their previous seven games were decided by one goal, the Avs (12-21-5) lost 4-0 at Phoenix on Saturday. "It's been a tough stretch here,'' said coach Joe Sacco, whose team has gone 2-11-1 in its last 14. "We're trying to do what we can as coaches to make sure the guys are staying positive and sticking together. This was really the first game in the last while here where we were not really in the game.'' The Avs, whose 29 points are one fewer than the Flames' total, will try for their third straight home win in this series. After recording a 6-3 victory at Calgary on Jan. 31, Colorado extended its winning streak over the Flam...
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