The beginning of the season, which featured 11 of 15 games on the road, is over for the upstart Colorado Avalanche. They'll take their 6-3-2 road record every time. Ideally, you want to collect half of the points possible on every road trip and 75 percent of the points possible at home. Doing this would put a team at around 102 points on the season (41 road points, 61 home points), which will usually be enough to win a division title. So far, the Avalanche have collected 64 percent of road points available and 100 percent of home points available, so it comes as no shock that they find themselves first in the Western Conference with 22 points. But fatigue is starting to catch up. The road trip ended with two dismal losses in which the Avalanche were out scored 6-1. In the final game agai ...
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