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Today the San Jose Sharks take on the Colorado Avalanche for Game 2 in the Second Round of the 2019 Playoffs at SAP Center.
The Sharks are coming off a Game 1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday night. Although Team Teal did not score first in the contest, they managed to grind out five goals to beat Colorado 5-2. Gustav Nyquist scored first for San Jose and registered his first playoff goal as a Shark. Joe Thornton, Kevin Labanc and Brent Burns all found the back of the net and Timo Meier sealed the win with an empty-netter. Joe Thornton became the 24th NHL player to register 100 playoff assists. Brent Burns became the first defenseman in Sharks history to record four points in a playoff game with one goal and three assists in the contest.
Puck drop may be earlier today but don't expect the boys to be off to a slow start. The Avalanche look to bring a bigger game to the Tank tonight as they try to even the series before heading to Colorado for Games 3 and 4.
Not only is Team Teal in #PlayoffMode, but the entire organization and City of San Jose have also kicked it up a notch. If you aren't attending tonight's game, there are still plenty of ways for you to join in on the playoff festivities.
Get the Fan 411 from in-arena host Jon Root.
Start your night at San Pedro Square Market Bar and march to the Tank along with S.J. Sharkie and the Sharks drum corp at 2:30 PM. The playoff march will drop you off in front of SAP Center for the free street rally full of entertainment, food, and beverage. Fans around the Bay Area can also catch the game at one of the bars a part of the Sharks bar network.
For fans attending the game, come early and enjoy the new food and beverage options throughout the arena. Get to your seat for warmups and try to snag a puck dished out by Team Teal. After warmups, buckle up and get ready for the greatest open show in the NHL. This year's pregame entertainment will not disappoint!
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