Sloppy play in the defensive zone and the lack of a consistent offensive attack have forced Colorado into a sizable 3-1 deficit against a very talented San Jose team.
Statistically, San Jose is dominating this game. They have outshot Colorado by a 28-12 margin. The Sharks are applying constant pressure in the Avalanche zone and forcing Colorado players to chase the puck instead of controlling it down the ice. It’s become a dominating performance for the road team.
Colorado defenseman Ryan Wilson leads all Avalanche skaters with over 14 minutes of ice time, and is minus 3 to show for his efforts. For the second straight game, the defensive pairing of Wilson and Adam Foote has proven ineffective — not surprising since both players have just returned from significant injuries.