Indianapolis Star
National Hockey League
Colorado 3, San Jose 0
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, January 28, 2021
Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
Referees: Jake Brenk, Jean Hebert
Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Travis Toomey
Attendance: N/A

Philipp Grubauer had 21 saves, Nazem Kadri had two goals and an assist, and the host Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 in Denver on Thursday night.

Andre Burakovsky also had a goal and Brandon Saad added two assists for Colorado, which swept the two games against San Jose.

Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots for the Sharks.

Colorado lost center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to a left leg injury late in the first period and he did not return. Bellemare was hurt when San Jose's Ryan Donato lost an edge in the neutral zone and slid into Bellemare, whose left leg buckled. He was helped off the ice and to the locker room.

The Avalanche are already without forward Matt Calvert, who has missed two games with an upper-body injury.

Colorado hit several posts through the first two periods and Dubnyk made a few key saves to keep the game scoreless. The Avalanche got two power plays at the end of the second period and nearly scored when Gabriel Landeskog skated in close and put a backhand on net. Dubnyk was able to cover up in the middle of a pile of players in front of the crease.

Colorado's second power play spilled into the third period, and it resulted in four quality shots on goal and another post before the Sharks were able to kill it off.

The Avalanche finally broke through midway through the final 20 minutes. After Dubnyk stopped a couple of shots, the puck trickled out toward the right circle and Kadri tapped it in for his second of the season at 9:55.

Colorado added an insurance goal 1:58 later when Burakovsky came down the slot, took a pass from Kadri and tipped it over Dubnyk's left shoulder for his third of the season.

San Jose went on the power play with 3:30 left and pulled Dubnyk for an extra skater but couldn't score. Kadri iced it on the power play with his second of the game and third of the season at 18:54.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
San Jose   Colorado
N/A Points Nazem Kadri 3
N/A Goals Nazem Kadri 2
N/A Assists Brandon Saad 2
N/A Power Play Goals Nazem Kadri 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Devan Dubnyk .921 Save Percentage Philipp Grubauer 1.000
Devan Dubnyk 35 Saves Philipp Grubauer 21
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 21 0 0-4 3-4 8 26
Colorado 38 3 1-4 4-4 8 32
Upcoming Games
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Vegas. The Sharks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.