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San Jose Beat Down

Posted By Tyler Hetu On Jan 28 2013 @ 4:52 pm In Colorado Avalanche | 2 Comments

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San Jose Beat Down:

In their first game of a four-game road swing, Colorado entered San Jose hoping to give the undefeated Sharks a run for their money. And, when they weren’t on the penalty kill, they did well. However, the Sharks (40% on the power play going into the game) converted three of the six opportunities they had with goals, two of which came after defenceman Ryan O’Byrne was given two penalties for instigating. O’Byrne was given the penalties after the Avalanche captain, 20 year old Gabe Landeskog, was hit hard by Brad Stuart seconds earlier. Landeskog appeared hurt, limping off the ice, but returned in the second period. San Jose added on the goals, winning the contest 4-0. Surprisingly, the Avalanche could not find their way through a weak Sharks defense, and back up goaltender Tomas Greiss was awarded his first career shutout.


The Avs travel to Edmonton tonight, to face off against young superstars Jordon Eberle, Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Taylor Hall. With Gabe Landeskog out tonight (possibly a concussion), the Avs may struggle without their captain on the ice. The two teams enter the game at 2-2, and I can already tell it will be a great game.



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