They will still look at the outcome as a loss, though, and that will mean that they have dropped 5 of their last 6 games, which is not the type of run you want to go on when you are trying to stay out of the Wild Card battle. San Jose will have a chance to turn things around on Friday night when they take a trip to the Gila River Arena to face the Arizona Coyotes.
Meanwhile, the Coyotes, who suffered a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night, have one of the worst records in the Western Conference, and their play over the last couple of months has been nothing short of awful. Between Jan 10th and Feb 10th, the Coyotes have played 15 games and only managed to win 4 of them. This is a team that never really looked as though they were ready to contend in the west, but this stretch has just confirmed what everyone already believed to be the truth. They rank near the bottom of the league in both goals for and against, which is a combination that rarely leads to any type of success.