Give the Coyotes another week or two, and they might not remember where they play home games.

Six of their upcoming nine games are on the road, which has produced a mixed bag of results this season.

“We have to get better on the road,” winger David Moss said. “If your road record is solid, I think those good road teams are the teams that make the playoffs. We’ve been pretty good at home so far this year. If we could establish our game a little more on the road this year, I think we’ll be fine.”

After going 1-1-1 during a tour of western Canada last week, the Coyotes are back in the Valley, but only for a brief stay. They conclude their current four-game road trip Tuesday in Colorado against the Avalanche.

“It was only three games, but it was a long trip it seemed like,” winger Radim Vrbata said. “So it’s good to be home for a couple days, kind of refocus, get some rest and have a good practice (Monday) and go on the road and get back at it.”

The Coyotes are 7-6-3 away from Arena, but there were positive takeaways from their recent road stretch.

Their offense cruised against the Edmonton Oilers, won the shot battle in Calgary despite losing to the Flames and then overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period to snag a point against the Vancouver Canucks.

“Three out of six points on the road is not bad,” center Antoine Vermette said. “But with the position we were (in), you kinda hope you’d get more. But we’ll deal with it and prepare for the next game.”
Giving back

The Coyotes used their off-day Sunday to visit with patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Players went room to room to hand out blankets and autographed cards and then congregated in The Child Life Zone, a playroom where they played air hockey, pinball and video games.

“It’s just fun to come here and see the kids,” Moss said. “Nobody wants to be in the hospital. It’s fun to come and brighten up their day a little bit and see them smile and make them laugh, just kind of take their mind off why they’re here.”