Sunday, January 5
(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.