National Hockey League
Colorado 6, San Jose 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 13, 2021
Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
Referees: Jake Brenk, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Kiel Murchison
Attendance: 18015

Sam Girard had a goal and three assists, Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 6-2 in Denver on Saturday night.

Alex Newhook, Logan O'Connor, Devon Toews and Andre Burakovsky also scored, and Darcey Kuemper had 28 saves for Colorado, which lost center J.T. Compher to an upper-body injury in the first period.

Logan Couture and Alexander Barabanov scored and Adin Hill stopped 25 shots for the Sharks.

San Jose got seven players and coach Bob Boughner back from the COVID-19 protocol list on Friday. Boughner had been away from the team since Oct. 30.

The Sharks scored first when Mario Ferrara sent a pass to Couture along the boards by the right circle, and his one-timer from the sharp angle beat Kuemper at 3:17. It was his sixth of the season.

Colorado missed an opportunity on its first power play of the night but cashed in on the second. Girard had the puck near the left circle and backhanded a pass to Toews, who blasted a slapshot past Hill at 10:10. It was his second of the season.

The Avalanche got another one to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. Valeri Nichushkin feathered a pass to Kadri as he broke to the net. He deked Hill and slid a backhander past him at 13:55 for his fourth goal of the season.

Newhook made it 3-1 when he got a pass from Girard as he came down the right side, and he went to one knee to beat Hill at 12:38 of the second period. It was his first regular-season NHL goal.

O'Connor padded the lead when he beat Hill with a backhander for a shorthanded goal at 15:33. It was his third of the season.

Barabanov scored a power-play goal at 9:02 of the third, his second of the season, but Burakovsky answered 1:11 later with his fourth.

Girard scored an empty-net goal at 16:37 of the third period, his first of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
San Jose   Colorado
Alexander Barabanov 1 Points Samuel Girard 4
Alexander Barabanov 1 Goals Samuel Girard 1
Mario Ferraro 1 Assists Samuel Girard 3
Alexander Barabanov 1 Power Play Goals Devon Toews 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Logan O'Connor 1
Adin Hill .833 Save Percentage Darcy Kuemper .933
Adin Hill 25 Saves Darcy Kuemper 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 30 2 1-2 4-5 10 33
Colorado 31 6 1-5 1-2 4 31
Upcoming Games
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Vancouver. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Sharks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .333 after a loss.