Sharks fans are, sadly for them, getting used to this. Another first round opener, another game one loss for the top-ranked hockey club from San Jose. SBN's Fear The Fin has reaction from Northern California:
And yet, the biggest blown opportunity tonight wasn't the fact that a multitude of San Jose players missed the net, were beat to loose pucks, or couldn't solve Colorado's defensive scheme.
It was dropping yet another game one at home for the third straight year.
That window of opportunity for Colorado? The one that could have been sealed tonight, locked down and slammed with enough force to send tremors throughout the entire house of hockey?
It is now rendered irrelevant.
Because the Avalanche came in right through the front door.
Game two will be played on Friday night in San Jose.