Apr 23, 2010 1:19 AM

Sharks blow out Avs in game 5

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Evgeni Nabokov stopped 28 shots to record his seventh career playoff shutout, Logan Couture scored twice and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 Thursday to take a 3-2 edge in their series.

Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau and Dwight Helminen also scored for the Sharks.

Colorado goalie Craig Anderson stopped 30 on 34 shots before being replaced by Peter Budaj.

Tempers flared as San Jose scored three times in the second period in the biggest offensive outburst by either team in the first round.

Neither team had held a lead of more than one goal until the Sharks took a 2-0 lead.

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