Sharks take 3-2 lead into game 6 against the Avalanche
Denver; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: San Jose leads series 3-2
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks visit the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference second round with a 3-2 lead in the series. The teams meet Monday for the ninth time this season. The Sharks won the last matchup 2-1. Tomas Hertl scored a team-high two goals for the Sharks in the victory.
The Avalanche have gone 21-14-6 in home games. Colorado averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Ian Cole leads the team serving 115 total minutes.
The Sharks have gone 21-16-4 away from home. San Jose averages 9.1 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the league. Evander Kane leads the team serving 153 total minutes.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Sharks: Averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.8 penalties and 12.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.
Avalanche: Averaging 2.9 goals, 5.0 assists, 4.8 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
Avalanche Injuries: None listed.