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Tuesday, November 8th (All times eastern)

San Jose Sharks (8-6-1) at Colorado Avalanche (7-4-2), 9 p.m.

(Sports Network) - A pair of teams trying to get back on the winning track will meet this evening, as the San Jose Sharks visit Denver to battle the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center.

The Sharks had a five-game win streak halted Saturday night versus Minnesota, while Colorado had its four-game stretch ended by Dallas the same evening.

Brian Rolston registered a hat trick and Dwayne Roloson made 35 saves as the Wild beat San Jose, 3-1, at the Shark Tank.

Marcel Goc had the only goal for the Sharks, who outshot Minnesota 36-25 but failed to convert eight power-play chances on the evening.

Nolan Schaefer finished with 22 saves in the loss. Schaefer had not been scored upon for 143:21 before Rolston's first goal. It was the second longest streak in Sharks' history to Evgeni Nabokov's 145:01 from February 19-24, 2003

Nabokov has missed the last seven games with a shoulder injury and is questionable for tonight's game.

Meanwhile, the Avalanche were dealt a 3-2 shootout loss by the Stars at the Pepsi Center. Sergei Zubov and Jussi Jokinen tallied goals in the shootout Marty Turco stoned both shots he faced for Dallas.

Andrew Brunette and Steve Konowalchuk scored and Peter Budaj stopped 33-of-35 shots for Colorado.

Avs left wing Alex Tanguay was held off the scoresheet in the loss, ending his point scoring streak at 10 games.

Colorado's Pierre Turgeon needs just one goal to become the 34th player in NHL history to score 500 career goals. He would become the ninth active player to net 500 career goals and join Joe Sakic as the only players to ever score their 500th while with the Quebec/Colorado franchise.

Tonight's game wraps up a six-game homestand for the Avalanche, who are 4-0-1 in the stretch. Colorado is 5-2-2 at the Pepsi Center this season.

The Avalanche have lost just one loss in the last 10 matchups (8-1-1) with San Jose.

11/08 10:26:20 ET

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