The Coyotes have had the chance to push a win streak to three games five times this season.

And with each opportunity, they’ve been unable to accomplish what was a regular feat the past few years.

A 3-0 loss at St. Louis on Thursday, which included three first-period penalties, to start a four-game road trip was the latest setback and the fourth time a streak-snapping dud has come on the road, where the Coyotes are 3-6-2.

“The way the schedule is set up this year someone’s getting points every night,” winger David Moss said. “It’s tough to get that huge separation unless you go on a tear and win a bunch in a row.”

Because the Coyotes haven’t been able to do that, they continue to bounce back and forth over the playoff cut line in the Western Conference.

But fixing their road woes might be the most glaring obstacle in the final six weeks of the season, especially considering six of their next eight games are away from Jobing.com Arena, including Saturday's meeting with the Columbus Blue Jackets.