Why worry about the past when there’s an immediate need to be concerned about the future?

That’s one way to sum up the current philosophy of the Predators, who travel to Colorado for a game this afternoon, less than 48 hours after a disastrous 7-4 home loss to Phoenix.

Nashville surrendered the game’s first five goals on Thursday, tied a franchise record by allowing six in a single period and gave up seven goals overall for the second time this season.

But today’s game demands an immediate refocus. The Predators have lost four straight games on the road and are 1-9-1 in their last 11 away from home. A turnaround is imperative for a team that is still on the outside looking in when it comes to the Western Conference playoff picture.

“We’re going nowhere unless we start winning some games on the road,” coach Barry Trotz said. “We started out this year being a pretty decent road team and we’ve fallen off the last little while. A little of that has been confidence; a little of it has been ill timing in terms of indifferent play of some guys, and a combination of injuries … and a little road weariness.