For the second time in two-and-a-half weeks, goaltender Jonathan Bernier stymied the Sharks, and the Avalanche to a 3-1 victory.
Colorado forwards Gabriel Bourque and Tyson Jost scored 2:14 apart early in the second period to give the Avs a two-goal lead. San Jose winger Joel Ward halved the deficit with his first goal since the day before Thanksgiving,
The Sharks concluded their five-game road trip with a 2-2-1 record (five points). They will return to action Thursday in San Jose against the Western Conference-leading Vegas Golden Knights.