MacKinnon and the Avalanche visit the Sharks
San Jose, California; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado into a matchup against San Jose. He’s sixth in the league with 98 points, scoring 40 goals and recording 58 assists.
The Sharks are 24-11-5 on their home ice. San Jose is third in the league recording 9.6 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.1 assists.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 8-0-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.7 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .951 save percentage.
Sharks: 2-7-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, four penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .867 save percentage.
Avalanche Injuries: Mikko Rantanen: day to day (undisclosed).