Girard has goal and 3 assists to help Avs over Sharks, 6-2

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews, left, celebrates his goal with defenseman Samuel Girard, second from left, and center Nazem Kadri during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche overcame a slow start to beat the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Saturday night.

Sam Girard led the way with a goal and three assists, while Nazem Kadri had a goal and an assist and Alex Newhook scored his first regular-season NHL goal for Colorado.

Darcy Kuemper stopped 28 shots for the Avalanche.

Logan Couture and Alexander Barabanov scored for the Sharks.

San Jose was whole again after coach Bob Boughner and seven players were reinstated from the NHL COVID-19 protocol list on Friday.

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