The San Jose Sharks (21-23-4, 46 pts) face the Colorado Avalanche in the second game of a three-game road trip. This marks the first meeting this season between the two clubs since the Second Round of the 2019 Stanley cup Playoffs in which the Sharks emerged victorious in a seven-game series 4-3. Last year in the regular season, the Sharks swept the series 3-0 and have won the previous four contests between the two clubs. In the previous 10 games against the Avalanche, San Jose is 7-2-1 and dating back to the start of the 2005 season, the Sharks are 33-10-6. Entering tonight, Erik Karlsson is on a six-game assist streak, tied for the longest active in the NHL, and the Sharks are 4-2-1 since the start of 2020.
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PLAYERS TO WATCH
Joe Thornton: 1 game from L. Murphy (1,615) for 10th on the all-time games played list; 3 points from 1,500 NHL points
Patrick Marleau: 1 point from 1,100 points as a Shark