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Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon (29) skates against San Jose Sharks’ Erik Karlsson (65) in Game 2 of an NHL second-round playoff series in San Jose., on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon (29) skates against San Jose Sharks’ Erik Karlsson (65) in Game 2 of an NHL second-round playoff series in San Jose., on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)|Associated Press
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NHL Playoffs Saturday: Dietel picks Avalanche v Sharks

The puck drops at 10 pm EDT. Series tied 2-2.

Craig Dietel

Craig Dietel

Best Bet: Avalanche (ML) over SHARKS

The Skinny
Tonight we head back to the Shark Tank as the Avalanche look to steal yet another game on the road. It won’t be easy, but F Nathan MacKinnon has continued to prove he is the best player remaining in the Stanley Cup Playoffs even if his team may not be the best one around. He drives play up and down the ice for the Avs on a consistent basis. D Cale Makar is also a difference maker for Colorado. In 7 playoff games played, Makar has 5 points, not too bad for the rookie defenseman. Sure on the Sharks’ side of things, F Logan Couture has been on a roll leading the league in playoff goals but we think that Colorado gets it done tonight.