Sharks, Avalanche tied 2-2 heading into game 5
San Jose, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks and the Colorado Avalanche are in a 2-2 series tie in the Western Conference second round. The teams meet Saturday for the eighth time this season. The Avalanche won the last matchup 3-0.
The Sharks are 25-11-5 at home. San Jose is third in the NHL recording 9.7 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.2 assists.
The Avalanche are 17-16-8 on the road. 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 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.8 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Sharks: Averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.9 penalties and 12.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.
Avalanche Injuries: None listed.