(Denver, CO) -- Nathan MacKinnon scored twice to help the Avalanche run up a four-goal lead, and they held on to beat the Sharks 4-3 at the Pepsi Center. Jamie McGinn and Erik Johnson also lit the lamp for Colorado, which has won three straight. Semyon Varlamov turned away 30 attempts in the win. Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture all scored for San Jose, which has lost two-of-three. Antti Niemi made 11 saves on 14 chances while Alex Stalock halted six-of-seven attempts in defeat.
Avs forward Jamie McGinn says this is a solid win.
Avs forward Nathan MacKinnon says Semyon Varlamov played well late to hold on to this win.
Avs coach Patrick Roy says this is a huge win for this club.
Sharks forward Joe Pavelski says he didn't bury the puck when he had the chance.
Sharks forward Joe Pavelski says they were slow out of the gate.
Sharks forward Joe Thornton says they didn't get the bounces.