Home and Away Play
The gap between home and away play has shrunk for the Colorado Avalanche this season. That’s both a good and a bad thing.
On the good side, the Avalanche finally have a winning record on the road, 6-4-2. That statistic is augmented by their 3-1 roadie on the East Coast. Last season at this time, the team had a 4-7-0 record.
The not-so-good comes in the fact that Colorado is less dominant at home now, at least by a little. Right now they’re 4-2-2 at home. That’s still 10 out of 16 points they’ve earned. However, last season they were a stellar 6-1-1 at this time.
The one worry up until the Ducks game was the overtime record. Four times this season Colorado had gotten into overtime. Three times they lost in overtime. One time they lost in the shootout. The Ducks game saw the Avs win in OT for the first time this season.
I’m not worried about the home record — it’s still a good one. I think it’s better to see that Colorado has developed a road identity.