The Capitals slide out West ended tonight against the San Jose Sharks. With a much-needed win, they put a little more distance between themselves, the Flyers and the Penguins in the playoff race.
The Caps and Sharks remained scoreless through the first period. The Good Guys broke the drought late in the second with a blistering slapshot from Nicklas Backstrom, putting the Caps ahead 1-0. Lars Eller extended that lead in the third with an empty-netter.
Caps beat Sharks 2-0.