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For the second time in this playoff run, the San Jose Sharks are playing in a do-or-die Game 7, this time against the Colorado Avalanche.
In Game 6, the Sharks erased three separate one-goal deficits but ultimately fell 4-3 in overtime in Game 6. Marc-Edouard Vlasic notched his first career multi-goal game in the postseason and became the third defenseman to score at least two goals in the 2019 playoffs (Brent Burns, D. Hamilton). Timo Meier (0g, 2a) and Gustav Nyquist (0g, 2a) both recorded multi-assist games while Logan Couture, Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns each notched a point.
The Sharks are no strangers to must-win games, playing three of them in their first round series. But this is the first time they will face elimination against the Avalanche - and whichever team loses will see their season end. Tonight, the Sharks look to have the backing of their home crowd behind them to help bring the energy and deliver them to the Western Conference Final.
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 4:00 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!
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