Game Recap-Round 2: Game 5 Colorado Avalanche v.s San Jose Sharks

Colorado Avalanche v.s San Jose Sharks

(San Jose leads the series 3-2)

 

Game Recap:

Tonight’s game five matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks was very pivotal as the winner would regain control of the series. The loser would be forced to the brink of elimination. The first period featured no scoring between these two teams. Despite no scoring, San Jose got off to a very good start by dominating possession and having a 12-6 shot advantage. After the first period, The game would remain scoreless.

In the second period, the Colorado Avalanche would get on the board first as Tyson Jost would knock in the rebound off of Sharks goalie Martin Jones. With about 20 seconds left to go in the period, the Sharks would tie the game as Tomas Hertl would tip the puck in the back of the net off a Logan Couture shot on the power play. The game would be even at 1-1 after the second period.

Tomas Hertl would be the hero as he added his second goal of the game to give the Sharks back the lead. Hertl was parked near the goalie crease and backhanded the puck in off a Marc Edouard-Vlasic shot. The San Jose Sharks went on to win the game 2-1 and would regain the series lead. San Jose can clinch the series and a spot in the Western Conference finals on Monday evening in Colorado. The Colorado Avalanche are now in desperation mode as they now have to win on Monday in order to stay alive and force a winner takes all game seven.

 

Lineups:

Colorado Avalanche

San Jose Sharks

 

First Period Highlights:

 

Second Period Highlights:

 

Third Period Highlights:

 

Final Stats:  COL 1      SJ 2

Shots:             22           39

Hits:               22           18

Face Offs:   39.2%    60.8%

Power Play: 0/3         1/5

 

Next Up:

Game 6 Monday May 6th, 2019 @ 10:00pm

 

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