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Spaling, Matthias score in first game with new teams

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

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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.

Matthias, traded by the Maple Leafs on Sunday, tied it 1-1 at 13:02. 

It was Spaling's second goal of the season; he scored in his last game with the Maple Leafs, against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, to end a 60-game drought (Feb. 15, 2015). 

It was Matthias' seventh goal of the season. 

The two were linemates at times with Toronto.

Video: SJS@COL: Matthias nets first goal with the Avalanche

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