The Washington Capitals used to never beat the San Jose Sharks, but the Washington Capitals just beat the San Jose Sharks. Here’s how.
Devante Smith-Pelly opened up scoring with a great deflection of John Carlson’s shot.
Alex Ovechkin made it 2-0 in the second period with an intrepid rush goal. San Jose’s Timo Meier cracked the shutout a few minutes later after a beneficent bounce off the boards gave him a prime shot from the slot. Before the third period was up, Brett Connolly scored a controversial goal thanks to some thrilling stick work from Kuznetsov and Ovechkin.
In the third, Jakub Vrana made it 4-1 showing some patience and positioning during a power play. That’s that.
Caps beat Sharks 4-1!