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Second Round

Sharks advance to Western Conference Final powered by Pavelski return

Play of Jones, all-around contributions from defensemen key in win against Avalanche

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The San Jose Sharks advanced to the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2016 with a seven-game win against the Colorado Avalanche in the second round.

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Pavelski makes memorable return for Sharks in Game 7 against Avalanche

Gives teammates emotional lift, energizes crowd with early goal, assist to reach Western Final

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SAN JOSE -- For Joe Pavelski, Game 7 began at the end of Game 6.

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game recap

Sharks defeat Avalanche in Game 7, advance to Western Conference Final

Pavelski has goal, assist in return from injury; will face Blues

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Pavelski opens the scoring

COL@SJS, Gm7: Pavelski nets tip in return to lineup

R2, Gm7: Joe Pavelski tips home a shot from Brent Burns to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead in his first game back from injury

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SAN JOSE -- Joe Pavelski had a goal and an assist in his return from injury when the San Jose Sharks advanced to the Western Conference Final with a 3-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of the second round at SAP Center on Wednesday.

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Pavelski scores in return to Sharks lineup in Game 7 against Avalanche

Forward hadn't played in series, gets first-period goal, assist

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Pavelski opens the scoring

COL@SJS, Gm7: Pavelski nets tip in return to lineup

R2, Gm7: Joe Pavelski tips home a shot from Brent Burns to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead in his first game back from injury

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SAN JOSE -- Joe Pavelski scored for the San Jose Sharks in his return to the lineup against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at SAP Center on Wednesday (NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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game preview

5 Keys: Avalanche at Sharks, Game 7

Experience, special teams among factors to decide who goes to Western Conference Final

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

AVALANCHE at SHARKS

9 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS

Best-of-7 series tied 3-3

The San Jose Sharks play the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at SAP Center on Wednesday with a trip to the conference final against the St. Louis Blues on the line.

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Second Round

Sharks-Avalanche Game 7 debated by NHL.com

San Jose favored by panel to advance to Western Conference Final

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The Western Conference Second Round between the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche has been a see-saw affair from the start with alternating wins through the first six games.

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Sharks need to seize opportunity against Avalanche in Game 7

Could get Pavelski back with trip to Western Final on line

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SAN JOSE -- One way or another, Joe Pavelski will be a central storyline when the San Jose Sharks play the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at SAP Center on Wednesday (9 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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playoffs

Sharks, Avalanche aren't feeling Game 7 pressure

Focusing on execution, maintaining intensity to reach Western Conference Final

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

DENVER -- The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is down to one game between the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche.

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Sharks let opportunity slip away in Game 6 OT loss to Avalanche

Feel confident they will prevail in Game 7 on home ice

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

DENVER -- The San Jose Sharks regret letting the opportunity to clinch the Western Conference Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche slip away but took solace with the knowledge they will get another chance on home ice.

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Sharks, Avalanche to play Game 7 with trip to Western Final on line

San Jose 4-1 at home in deciding games; Colorado 0-3 on road in situation

by Sean McCullen / NHL.com Staff Writer

The San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche will play Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at San Jose on Wednesday (9 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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