The Avs played a solid game Sunday, peppering the Coyotes' goaltender Anders Lindback with 39 shots, but ultimately, those shots only transferred into one goal and with a breakaway goal in overtime, the Coyotes escaped Denver with the win and the extra point. The Avs will have little time to lament Sunday's loss, as they head to San Jose Monday to take on the Sharks.
The Sharks haven't played since last Tuesday when they defeated the Kings 5-3. The Sharks have won three out of their last five, ending what was an awful start to December with six straight losses. It has been an up and down year thus far for the Sharks, with the team hitting various streaks along the way. Injuries can be somewhat to blame for the Sharks current position outside the playoffs, but ultimately, they need their stars to score, and they've gotten that from their new captain Joe Pavelski. Always the Avalanche killer, Pavelski sit in the NHL's top ten in scoring and is leading his team in both goals and assists. Pavelski and the Sharks will look to take advantage of a tired Avalanche squad and work their way back in the playoff picture.
Scratches: Guenin, Wagner
- Jarome Iginla is just one goal shy of 600 after picking up number 599 Sunday night.
- Nathan MacKinnon is without a goal in his last 14 games. He hasn't scored since November 25th against the Senators.
- Joe Pavelski has points in his last five games.
Game time: 8:30pm MT
TV: ALT, SNE, SNO, SNW