Many people forgot hockey rules, hockey players, and about hockey in general during the lockout. The San Jose Sharks forgot one major thing during the work stoppage; how to lose. The Sharks continue to dominate game after game, and today’s matinee was no different. The Colorado Avalanche came into HP Pavilion coming off of a shutout and were looking for another win.
The first period started off as a physical one, with bodies flying everywhere. There was some very competitive hockey, and it did not look like it was going to slow down. With about five minutes left in the first, there was a seismic hit, when Brad Stuart legally checked Gabriel Landeskog in open ice. That sent Ryan O’Byrne into a frenzy,