For the fourth time in eight Stanley Cup playoff games this year, the Sharks gave up the go-ahead goal within the first three minutes.
Avalanche forward Gabriel Bourque buried the rebound from Cale Makar's point shot, giving Colorado a 1-0 lead over San Jose just 2:10 into their Stanley Cup playoff second-round series Friday night.
The period didn't end with a 1-0 deficit for the Sharks, however. Twelve-and-a-half minutes later, Gustav Nyquist scored his first goal of the postseason to tie the score.
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The Sharks didn't have much success when they failed to score first in their first-round series, losing all but one game to the rival Vegas Golden Knights in which they gave up the initial marker. The one they didn't lose, of course, was a wild 5-4 overtime win in Game 7 on Tuesday, setting up Friday's game with the Avalanche. They did, however, beat the Avalanche 5-2 in their regular-season finale on April 6 despite allowing the game's first goal 2:56 into the first period.
As the Sharks' tying goal in the same period showed, there's still plenty of hockey left to play.