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Pickard, Avalanche defeat Sharks in shootout

Stadium Series game up next for Colorado

by Rick Sadowski / Correspondent

Duchene seals win in shootout

SJS@COL: Duchene beats Jones to seal game in SO

2/24/16: Matt Duchene fakes a shot and wrists the puck past Martin Jones in the shootout, sealing a 4-3 win for the Avalanche over the Sharks

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DENVER -- Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon scored in the shootout to support goalie Calvin Pickard, and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-3 at Pepsi Center on Wednesday. 

Pickard made 30 saves through overtime before denying Sharks forwards Joonas Donskoi and Joe Pavelski in the shootout.

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Spaling, Matthias score in first game with new teams

After trades, get first-period goals when Avalanche host Sharks @NHLdotcom

Spaling's first goal with Sharks

SJS@COL: Spaling roofs goal in debut with Sharks

2/24/16: Nick Spaling fires a top-shelf goal on his first shift with the Sharks since being acquired from the Maple Leafs

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Nick Spaling of the San Jose Sharks and Shawn Matthias of the Colorado Avalanche each scored in the first period of his first game with his new team at Pepsi Center on Wednesday. 

Spaling, traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, scored at 2:10 to give San Jose a 1-0 lead.

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Polak, Spaling to make Sharks debut

Set to face former teammate Matthias, Avalanche

by Rick Sadowski / Correspondent

SHARKS (32-21-5) at AVALANCHE (31-27-4) 

TV: 10 p.m. ET: NBCSN, SN 

DENVER -- When forward Shawn Matthias makes his Colorado Avalanche debut Wednesday against the San Jose Sharks at Pepsi Center, he'll be facing two players -- defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling -- who were teammates of his four days ago.

The Avalanche acquired Matthias from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday for minor-league center Colin Smith and a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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