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Takeaways: Sharks have familiar feeling after two games, and not in a good way


Just like their first round slugfest with the Vegas Golden Knights, the Sharks have missed an opportunity to take a 2-0 series lead at SAP Center.


Game 2 against the Avalanche even had a controversial, perhaps game-changing moment, as right before Colorado scored its second goal, the Sharks thought the play should have been whistled for icing.


After he had four points in Game 1 to set a new record by a Sharks’ defensemen, he had two goals and an assist Sunday in 27 minutes and 55 seconds of ice time.


Erik Karlsson also dazzled in Game 2 with six shots on goal, his most this postseason, and nearly brought the house down in the second period.


Barrie made a nice play to set up Colorado’s first goal at the 8:21 mark of the second period, as he spun away from Lukas Radil inside the Sharks’ blue line to buy more time before he fired a puck at the net that Gabriel Landeskog redirected past Martin Jones.


SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 28: Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Nieto (83) celebrates his goal with teammate J.T.






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