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Gameday Blog: Game 5 vs. Avalanche

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by Ann Frazier /

Welcome to the Gameday Blog, the one-stop shop for San Jose Sharks fans on every playoff gameday.

The San Jose Sharks host the Colorado Avalanche tonight for Game 5 of this second round series. With the series tied 2-2, it now moves to a best of three. 

Game 4 was a disappointing one for the Sharks. After Team Teal won the first game in Colorado, they came out flat and dropped the second 3-0. Martin Jones stopped 25 of 27 shots in the loss, marking his seventh game in 11 contests he has allowed two or fewer goals, as the third tally by Colorado was scored on the empty net. Brent Burns logged a team-high 28:39 TOI and Erik Karlsson led the team with four shots. 

The Sharks will look to use the home ice advantage to put them back in the series lead. Keys for the team would be to continue their commitment to defense - something they've been strong in after Game 4 against Vegas - while executing on offense, particularly the power play. 

Catch the Fan 411 with in-arena host Jon Root. 

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.  

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 5:00 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! 

Read the latest on the San Jose Sharks from the Mercury News.

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