San Jose, Colorado set for game 7 matchup
San Jose, California; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 3-3
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche visit the San Jose Sharks in game seven of the Western Conference second round. The teams meet Wednesday for the 10th time this season. The Avalanche won the previous meeting 4-3 in overtime. J.T. Compher scored a team-high two goals for the Avalanche in the victory.
The Sharks are 25-11-5 at home. San Jose is third in the league averaging 6.2 assists per game, led by Brent Burns with 0.8.
The Avalanche are 22-20-8 against conference opponents. Colorado averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Ian Cole leads the team serving 115 total minutes.
TOP PERFORMERS: Burns leads the Sharks with 67 assists and has recorded 83 points this season. Logan Couture has seven goals and three assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Avalanche: Averaging 3.0 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Sharks: Averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.
Avalanche Injuries: None listed.