Sharks head coach Todd McLellan and Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco had differing opinions on Brad Stuart's monster hit of Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog in the first period of San Jose's 4-0 win on Saturday afternoon at HP Pavilion.

In other news, the sky is blue and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

"He didn't leave the ice, his arm was down, he led with the shoulder and got all of the body. In my opinion, it's a clean hit," McLellan said.

Sacco said: "It looked like it was a direct blow to the head. It looked like he targeted the head. That was the first point of contact.

"We end up four minutes short, when I thought we should have been on the power play for a minute. But we didn't get the call. I don't know why."