DENVER — Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski proved why they’re all stars. Erik Karlsson obtained in on the enjoyable, as nicely.
On a day the place Burns and Pavelski acquired invites to the 2019 NHL All Star Sport at SAP Middle, each gamers put collectively profession nights, recording 4 factors because the Sharks handed the Colorado Avalanche their sixth straight loss with a 5-Four win in Denver.
Karlsson, who can even be representing the Sharks on the mid-winter traditional on Jan. 26, picked up an help, giving him factors within the final 10 video games he’s performed in. Each Burns and Pavelski scored targets whereas accumulating three assists a bit. Burns final recorded a four-point recreation on Nov. 29, 2013; Pavelski final did it on Feb. 27, 2018.
The Sharks energy play allowed the staff to flee the primary with a lead though the staff obtained outshot 9-2 in five-on-five play.
Pavelski opened the scoring at 2:15, blasting in a one time move from Logan Couture within the left circle for his team-leading 24th objective of the season. Burns earned the secondary help, extending his level streak to 4 video games.
Burns recorded his second level of the evening at 17:14 on a 5-on-Three energy play after Matt Calvert tied the sport at 8:20 by beating Martin Jones with a shot contained in the close to submit from the appropriate circle. The Wookiee scored his third objective in 4 video games by firing in a one timer from Karlsson within the excessive slot. Pavelski picked up the secondary help.
The Sharks added to the lead within the second by scoring three targets. Each Burns and Pavelski recorded assists on Evander Kane’s 12th objective of the season at 4:15. Burns grabbed a fourth level on Joonas Donskoi’s fourth objective in three video games at 6:18 and Pavelski snagged his on Lukas Radil’s fifth objective of the 12 months at 16:33.
With 4 factors, Burns tied Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the scoring lead amongst NHL defensemen (44 factors).
Tyson Jost netted the Avalanche’s second objective at 16:49 of the second and added a second at 16:36 of the third. Tyson Barrie scored the Avalanche’s third at 12:12 of the ultimate stanza.
Justin Braun left the sport at 13:11 of the opening body, showing to injure his proper ankle in a battle with Mikko Rantanen alongside the boards. The Sharks defenseman returned for one shift at 4:14 of the second. At this level, the severity of Braun’s harm is unclear.
The Sharks scored five-plus targets in all three video games of their highway journey, the primary time in franchise historical past that they’ve scored five-plus targets in three consecutive highway video games.