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Sharks vs. Avalanche Preview: Back from the break

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San Jose returns from Christmas break to host Colorado.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Sharks entered the Christmas break on a positive note with a comeback victory against the Kings. Now San Jose heads back home after a long road trip looking to make positive strides in a building they've had a tough time winning in — their own. Colorado is a bad team, which probably does little to assauge the concerns of anyone who's followed this team for more than five minutes.

Still, Joel Ward looks set to return for the Sharks and Logan Couture was skating on Sunday, so perhaps things aren't so bad after all. This is a good opportunity for the Sharks to start a homestand on the right fin against a Colorado team that's probably not quite as good as their record indicates; which for a team under .500...yeah. It's not great Bob.

Tale Of The Tape
Colorado Avalanche

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San Jose Sharks
17-17-2 Record 17-15-2
6th in Central Rank 4th in Pacific
46.6%
Score-Adj. Fenwick 51.3%
100.8
PDO 99.4
18.0
PP% 20.9
79.8
PK% 83.7

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Last Meeting

The Sharks hung on for a 4-3 win against the Avalanche on the second of a back-to-back.

Storylines
  • Colorado is coming off the second of a back-to-back after losing to Arizona on Sunday.
  • Joel Ward is set to return for tonight's game. He missed the past two games.