Posted: Feb 20, 2011 12:57 AM by Lee Douglas
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Devin Setoguchi recorded his first career hat trick and Ian White recorded a point in his first game with San Jose as the Sharks beat Colorado 4-0, handing the Avalanche their 10th straight loss Saturday night.
Ryane Clowe also scored for the Sharks, who have worked themselves back into the playoff picture by winning their eighth in 10 games.
White, the newly acquired defenseman from Carolina and playing for his third team this season, assisted on Setoguchi's second goal.
Antii Niemi made 25 saves to record his fifth shutout of the season and the 12th of his career. Colorado goalie Peter Budaj was under siege all night, stopping 29 of 33 shots.
San Jose scored three times in the first period, two on power plays.
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