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Sharks vs Avalanche Final: 5-1 - Recap

San Jose cruised to victory on Friday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Avalanche at SAP Center.

San Jose won as a -180 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Martin Havlat (3), Patrick Marleau, and Dan Boyle each scored for the Sharks in the victory. Boyle opened the scoring for San Jose, finding the back of the net at 3:01 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Joe Thornton and Brent Burns.

Alex Stalock turned in a 32-save effort for the Sharks.

Patrick Bordeleau scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Alex Stalock.

Colorado got a 22-stop effort from Jean-Sebastien Giguere in the loss.

On the power play, San Jose went 0-for-2, while the Avalanche were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 33-30.

San Jose looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Coyotes. The Avalanche will aim to get back on the winning track at Anaheim.