SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Steven Reinprecht recorded his second career hat trick Saturday night as the Colorado Avalanche extended their winning streak at San Jose to seven games with a 6-1 triumph over the Sharks.
After Marco Sturm capitalized on a Colorado turnover to give the Sharks an early lead, Reinprecht made the first of six unanswered goals for the Avalanche just 86 seconds later.
With Colorado owning a 4-1 lead, Reinprecht scored goals less than four minutes apart in the third, completing his hat trick with a breakaway tally at 7:35.
The Avalanche improved to 6-2
1 under Coach Tony Granato, who spent the final five seasons of his NHL playing career with the Sharks.
Patrick Roy turned aside 40 shots to improve to 23-6-4 lifetime against the Sharks.