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03-22-2009, 06:23 PM
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Date:March 22, 2009
Time:6:00PM MT
Location:HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose,California
TV: Altitude & CSN-BA

The Team

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Statistical Leaders

Goals Assists Points PIM

Avs Smyth-26 Smyth-32 Smyth-58 McLeod-146

Sharks Marleau-37 Thornton-56 Thornton-79 Blake-106

More Stats:

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03-22-2009, 10:16 PM
only 2-1 middle of the 3rd..salei stopped on a breakaway

03-22-2009, 10:32 PM
3-1 final..setoguchi with an EN all and all avs played pretty decent and keep the tank dreams alive

03-22-2009, 11:38 PM
Well, we just need the Isles to win some games.

03-22-2009, 11:48 PM
nothing important till tuesday when tampa plays i believe

03-23-2009, 12:09 AM
another loss in the column just what we need

03-23-2009, 01:01 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Words such as "embarrassment," "ugly" and "ashamed" were not part of the Avalanche's postgame vocabulary Sunday night — unlike three nights earlier. But as it has much of the season, "loss" ultimately was spoken.

Against the San Jose Sharks, who have the most points in the NHL, the last-place Avs put forth a most respectable showing and might have come away with a win if not for the goaltending of Evgeni Nabokov. Stopping 31-of-32 shots, Nabokov led the Sharks to a 3-1 victory at HP Pavilion.

In a season full of disappointment, Nabokov's save of Ruslan Salei's breakaway chance midway through the third period was just one more for Colorado.

"I tried to squeeze it through the five-hole. He kind of gave it to me, then took it away, so he made a great play," Salei said. "We worked hard and tried our best. But unfortunately, we can't seem to come up with more goals."

Salei had just finished serving a minor penalty when he took a lead pass at center ice and came in alone on Nabo- kov. Salei's forehand shot was sticked aside, however, and the Avs ended up getting only a Scott Hannan goal, his first of the season. Milan Hejduk nearly tied it with about five minutes left, but the backhander he almost put into an open net was deflected at the last moment by Sharks defender Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

"We gave them all we could," Hannan said. "That's a good team over there. Hopefully, we can take something out of this and the last nine games."

The Avs, playing without several regulars including Paul Stastny, were not going to let another game happen like Thursday's 8-1 spectacle at home against Edmonton.

"I thought it was an outstanding hockey game. Obviously, they were able to make the most of one more chance than we were," Avs coach Tony Granato said. "I thought, from start to finish, we played pretty solid."

San Jose's Milan Michalek broke a 1-1 tie by scoring with 35 seconds left in the second period, a goal on which the puck was guided it on off his skate. After a video review, it was ruled the puck was not intentionally kicked in.

The loss kept the Avs 28th overall in the NHL, two points ahead of No. 29 Tampa Bay. There is almost no chance the Avs could finish 30th, as the New York Islanders (only 56 points, eight fewer than Colorado) appear to have it wrapped up.

But a finish of 29th would still give the Avs about a 20 percent chance at the No. 1 pick in this June's NHL draft. http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_11972539

03-23-2009, 01:01 AM
The Avs lost two more players to injury in the game. Right wing Marek Svatos suffered a head injury and will be evaluated further today. Defenseman Lawrence Nycholat was hurt in the first period after a boarding violation by Jonathan Cheechoo. Nycholat suffered an upper- body injury. Cheechoo was given a major penalty and game misconduct.


03-23-2009, 01:41 AM
Great more injuries.

03-23-2009, 02:04 AM
yes it is great..more AHL players up meaning more losses