Colorado Avalanche v.s San Jose Sharks
Tonight began Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals between the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks. Each team come off of recent emotional playoffs series victories in Round one over their respective opponents. In the first period the Colorado Avalanche got on the board first on a goal by Gabriel Bourque as he put in the rebound from a Cale Makar shot from the point. About a little over twelve minutes later, San Jose would tie the game on a Gustav Nyquist goal as he put in the loose puck in the back of the net. After the first period, the game would be tied 1-1.
Colorado would start off the scoring in the second period as Colin Wilson deflected in yet another goal on a set play pass from Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon on the Power Play. However, San Jose would go on to take over the rest of the game. San Jose would get goals from Joe Thornton, Kevin LeBlanc, Brett Burns, & would add an empty net goal in the third period by Timo Meier. San Jose would win Game 1 by a final score of 5-2 and take the early series advantage of 1-0. These two teams face off again Sunday night at 7:30 pm eastern standard time!
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Final Stats: COL-2 SJ-5
Shots: 28 27
Hits: 28 26
Face Offs: 50% 50%
Power Play: 1/3 0/1
San Jose leads the series 1-0
*Game 2: Sunday April 28th, 2019 @ 7:30pm EST
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