San Jose hosts Colorado with 1-0 series lead
San Jose, California; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: San Jose leads series 1-0
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks host the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference second round with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Sunday for the fifth time this season. The Sharks won the previous matchup 5-2.
The Sharks have gone 25-11-5 in home games. San Jose averages 9.1 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the league. Evander Kane leads the team serving 153 total minutes.
The Avalanche are 22-20-8 in conference play. Colorado averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the league. Ian Cole leads the team serving 115 total minutes.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Avalanche: Averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 5.5 penalties and 13.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.
Sharks: Averaging 3.5 goals, 6.0 assists, 5.2 penalties and 14.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
Avalanche Injuries: Derick Brassard: day to day (illness).