DENVER – Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout, Shawn Matthias had a goal in his Colorado debut and the Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Calvin Pickard came up big in the shootout by stopping two shots. He made 30 saves filling in for starter Semyon Varlamov, who was out with the flu.
Gabriel Landeskog and Jarome Iginla had goals in regulation for Colorado. It was Iginla's 607th career NHL goal.
Matthias scored on his first shot in an Avalanche jersey. The same went for Nick Spaling in a Sharks sweater. Both were acquired in separate deals with Toronto earlier in the week.
Brent Burns and Joel Ward also scored for the Sharks, with Ward's goal tying it with 1:31 remaining. Martin Jones made 38 saves, and the Sharks finished their trip with a 3-1-1 mark.