DENVER (AP) - Wojtek Wolski scored two goals and Craig Anderson
stopped 38 shots, lifting Colorado to a season-opening 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night after the Avalanche retired Joe Sakic's No. 19.
Darcy Tucker, Cody McLeod and John-Michael Liles also scored, making a winner out of new Avalanche coach Joe Sacco.
Patrick Marleau had two goals for San Jose, who dropped to 0-5-2 in season openers on the road.
Evgeni Nabokov allowed all five goals on 20 shots. He remains one victory shy of becoming the 38th goalie in NHL history to win 250 games.