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Sharks vs. Avalanche: Wrapping up a road trip in Denver

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San Jose finishes its five-game road trip against the woeful Colorado Avalanche.

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With the Sharks coming off a big win against the St. Louis Blues on Monday, we'll (probably) get a first look at the newest members of team teal against one of the worst teams in the NHL on Wednesday. Roman Polak and Nick Spaling are both likely to draw into the lineup against a Colorado team that has the worst fenwick-for percentage (score adjusted, even strength) in the NHL.

The Avalanche have miraculously stayed alive in the playoff race thanks in part to the general weakness of the Pacific Division in conjunction with the underperformance of the Minnesota Wild up to this point. They don't seem long for the playoff world in my opinion, but neither did the Flames last season, so...anything can happen.

Tale Of The Tape
San Jose Sharks

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Colorado Avalanche
32-21-5 Record 31-27-4
3rd in Pacific Rank 5th in Central
52.7%
Score-Adj. Fenwick 44.7%
100.2
PDO 100.5
22.6
PP% 19.0
79.7
PK% 79.6

7PM PDT | Pepsi Center | Denver, Colorado
TV: NBC Sports (Stream) | Radio: SJSharks.com98.5 KFOX
Know Your Enemy: Mile High Hockey

Last Meeting

San Jose couldn't have gone into the all-star break with a much better game. The Sharks scored six times, Joe Thornton got his 1,300th point...it was a good time.

Storylines

  • San Jose holds the season series lead 2-1. This is the team's final meeting.
  • Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton are now tied for 11th in the NHL with 55 points.
  • Martin Jones has an even-strength save percentage of .939 since Jan. 1.