The Washington Capitals have only won seven of their last 19 games and were coming off one of their worst efforts of the season, a 3-0 loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Thursday in San Jose, the Capitals came out with more energy, more discipline, and more defensive stoutness in a location they have historically stunk in. Riding three points from TJ Oshie, the Caps dispatched the Sharks 5-1 at SAP Center.
“I think [the difference] was our energy,” Oshie said. “Even on the bench, it seems like guys were up. We’re feeling good. We’re talking to each other. We’re letting guys know [when guys make good plays]. It’s been fun.”
To say the Capitals were pumped about their win against the Sharks would be a massive understatement. To celebrate, the team blasted 2pac and Dr.Dre’s mega-hit, California Love as players walked into the locker room.