Avalanche vs Sharks Final: 4-3 - Recap
|Avalanche vs Sharks Final: 4-3 - Recap|
Colorado earned a 4-3 victory over San Jose behind a 2-goal performance from Nathan MacKinnon on Saturday at Pepsi Center.
The Avalanche were a +115 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Nathan MacKinnon (2), Erik Johnson, and Jamie McGinn each scored for the Avalanche in the victory. MacKinnon opened the scoring for Colorado, finding the back of the net at 15:28 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Andre Benoit and Paul Stastny.
Semyon Varlamov turned in a 30-save effort for the Avalanche.
San Jose got goals from Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, and Logan Couture in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
San Jose got an 11-stop effort from Antti Niemi in the loss.
Colorado scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while San Jose went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 33-21.
Next game, Colorado takes its act home to face Calgary looking for another win. For San Jose, they head on the road to face Chicago.