Barely a minute into the first period, and the San Jose Sharks already have jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a Logan Couture goal. Joe Pavelski and Ryan Clowe were credited with assists on the goal.
At 8:00 in the period, Colorado forward Brandon Yip was called for a high stick that resulted in a double minor. For four minutes, the Avalanche faced a barrage of shots but were successful in killing off the long penalty with no further damage.
It’s still a one goal game for now, but the Sharks have controlled the tempo in this game so far. If the Avalanche continue to give the Sharks a man advantage, then they will face an uphill climb in this game.