DENVER — Brandon Saad scored twice, one in a three-goal flurry at the end of the first period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 7-3 on Tuesday night at Ball Arena.
Mikko Rantanen scored a goal for the sixth straight game to tie an Avalanche record, and Valeri Nichushkin added a short-handed goal and an assist in the rout.
Ryan Donato and Logan Couture had a goal and an assist each for the Sharks.
San Jose took a 1-0 lead on Donato’s third goal of the season at 10:39 of the first before Colorado came storming back.
Joonas Donskoi tied it at 16:15, and 46 seconds later Saad gave the Avalanche a 2-1 lead.
Colorado never looked back and is now 4-3-0 on the 2021 season.