Apr 24, 2010, 11:45 PM EDT
So far, Game 6 is a “typical” contest as far as the Sharks and Avalanche go. To be fair, Colorado is showing more spunk in this one, but it’s still a low-scoring contest in which Craig Anderson is keeping his team in the game.
Anderson made 22 out of 23 saves through two periods while Evgeni Nabokov went 14 for 15. Joe Pavelski gave the Sharks a quick lead (scoring 47 seconds into the game) and Marek Svatos tied it up early in the second period.
Whether the Avalanche win this game or not, I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that Craig Anderson established himself as a potentially elite goalie in the NHL. It’s dangerous to crown someone a no-brainer great after one excellent season (see: Mason, Steve), but Anderson is turning some heads right now.
My guess is that the San Jose Sharks would like to win tonight and not have to deal with all the potential choking jokes going into a high-pressure Game 7.
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- Lindros, LeClair and Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame 56
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- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 46
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 59
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- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 21
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
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- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (46)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)