The San Jose Sharks and the Colorado Avalanche are two teams that took very different paths to get to to this point. Nevertheless they find themselves kicking off their second round series Friday night at the Tank.
The San Jose Sharks have advanced into the second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs in back to back years. This time they face-off against the Colorado Avalanche in what will undoubtedly be a high scoring affair between the two clubs.
These two franchises took very different paths to get to the 2nd round. The San Jose Sharks needed to scratch and crawl their way through a slug fest against the Vegas Golden Knights that ended with Game 7 in OT. Conversely the Colorado Avalanche easily dispatched of the Western Conference Champions the Calgary Flames in only 5 contests
That all adds up to Team Teal only getting 2 full days to recover after their marathon effort against Vegas. While the Avalanche get nearly an entire week of rest and reconnaissance before they have to board a plane and head to San Jose. That time off could prove beneficial or detrimental to this inexperienced Avs squad. It all depends whether they bring their A game on April 26th at the SAP Center.
The Colorado Avalanche’s roster is clicking at just the right time and with one upset under their belt already they shouldn’t be intimidated by anyone. This sense of confidence should worry the Sharks and with talent like this on their roster Team Teal is in for another grueling series.