DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche refused to shoot most of the night, played in its own end most of the night and, frankly, was outplayed much of the night. But the Avs won anyway, 3-1 over the San Jose Sharks at the Pepsi Center.

Tyson Jost and Jonathan Bernier were the main heroes for the Avs, who have to head right back on the road again after this one-game homestand. J.T. Compher, whose empty-net goal finally ended it, was another hero. The Avs have now won a team-record nine straight games at home. Too bad their next game is Thursday in St. Louis, then a two-game odyssey to Carolina and Buffalo.

“It wasn’t pretty at times, but these are important points, and we wanted to keep it going at home,” a winded and sweaty Avs captain Gabe Landeskog said. “Guys stepped up. I mean, Josty and Compher and Yak, they were real good tonight, obviously, and Bernie was huge too, obviously.”

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.