Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) controls the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. Makar and Colorado play host to the San Jose Sharks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

San Jose Sharks (3-3-0, seventh in the West Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (3-3-0, fourth in the West Division)

Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: San Jose takes on Colorado in a matchup of West Division teams.

Colorado finished 10-8-2 in division action and 18-9-6 at home during the 2019-20 season. Goalies for the Avalanche compiled a .913 save percentage while allowing 2.5 goals on 31.2 shots per game last season.

San Jose finished 29-36-5 overall and 11-11-1 in division action a season ago. Goalies for the Sharks recorded two shutouts last season while compiling an .895 save percentage.

The teams square off Tuesday for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Erik Johnson: out (health protocols), Pavel Francouz: day to day (lower body), Andre Burakovsky: day to day (upper body). Sharks: Maxim Letunov: out (health protocols).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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