SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- T.J. Hensick put Colorado in front with a power-play goal in the second period Wednesday en route to a 3-1 victory over San Jose.
Hensick, who had two goals in an overtime loss to Phoenix on Monday, tipped in a shot by Brett Clark with 7:09 to play in the second for a 2-1 lead.
The Avalanche protected the advantage until Jeff Finger scored into an empty net with one second remaining.
San Jose's goal came from Patrick Marleau 5:53 deep into the second period that briefly tied the game.
The Sharks, who remained four points behind Dallas in the Pacific Division, had a three-game home winning streak snapped. It was the second game in the Sharks' season-long, six-game homestand.