SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As the San Jose Sharks survived back-to-back overtime games that left captain Joe Pavelski bloodied and dazed, and most of his teammates drained emotionally and physically, the Colorado Avalanche sat back and watched.
Whether that will have an impact when the teams meet in the second round starting Friday night in San Jose remains to be seen.
“I’m sure they smell a little blood in the water with us going seven games and overtime,” coach Peter DeBoer said Thursday. “I’m sure they’ll be ready to go.”
The Avalanche raced past the Western Conference’s top team in the regular season by winning the final four games of a five-game series against Calgary. After getting shut out in the opener, Colorado outscored