The Washington Capitals couldn’t quite put it together for a Sunday matinee against the San Jose Sharks, but a late-game scramble salvaged the day for a dramatic overtime win.
After a scoreless first period, goals got busy in the second period. Nic Dowd finished off a sweet sequence, and Jakub Vrana roofed a pass from TJ Oshie — but the Sharks earned three goals and a hat trick to take a 3-2 lead after forty minutes.
The Caps had some good looks in the third period, but Logan Couture extended the Sharks league with an empty-netter, but then the Caps came back. Jakub Vrana got a wristshot goal for his second of the game, and Oshie tied it with 14 seconds remaining. In a wild overtime, Lars Eller won it.