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San Jose Ices Colorado 5-4 - Recap

The Sharks beat Colorado 5-4 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Antti Niemi's 23 saves.

San Jose won as a -200 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Michal Handzus, Brent Burns, Ryane Clowe, Joe Pavelski, and Logan Couture each scored for the Sharks in the victory. Clowe opened the scoring for San Jose, finding the back of the net at 2:30 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Logan Couture.

Antti Niemi turned in a 23-save effort for the Sharks.

Paul Stastny (2), Daniel Winnik, and Ryan O'Reilly scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Antti Niemi.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 of 34 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

San Jose scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 2-for-3 with the man advantage.

Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 34-27.

Next game, San Jose takes its act home to face Edmonton looking for another win. For Colorado, they head home to face Washington.