So far, the Avalanche have faced the St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, winning one game against each, sitting fourth in the West Division with a 3-3-0 record. The usual suspects of Nathan MacKinnon (2 goals, 6 assists) and Mikko Rantanen (5 goals, 2 assists) lead the team in scoring.
The Sharks also have a 3-3-0 record, but because two of the Sharks’ wins came in a shootout, they fall to seventh in the division.
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Ryan Donato — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
John Leonard — Tomas Hertl — Evander Kane
Noah Gregor — Dylan Gambrell — Timo Meier
Marcus Sorensen — Patrick Marleau — Matt Nieto
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Brent Burns
Mario Ferraro — Erik Karlsson
Nikolai Knyzhov — Radim Simek
Expected Scratches: Fredrik Handemark, Jacob Middleton, Stefan Noesen
Injured Reserve: None
Gabriel Landeskog — Nathan MacKinnon — Mikko Rantanen
Brandon Saad — Nazem Kadri — Andre Burakovsky
Valeri Nichushkin — J.T. Compher — Joonas Donskoi
Tyson Jost — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Kiefer Sherwood
Devon Toews — Cale Makar
Bowen Byram — Samuel Girard
Ryan Graves — Erik Johnson
Expected Scratches: Greg Pateryn
Injured Reserve: Matt Calvert (upper body), Pavel Francouz (lower body)
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Altitude and NBC Sports Bay Area and is available to stream through NHL.tv or ESPN+.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!