The Washington Capital’s late-night road trip is finally over, but it did not end in victory. The San Jose Sharks were plainly the better team on Saturday night/Sunday morning, so any talk of locking down a playoff spot will have to wait.
Heyyyy the Caps surrendered the first goal. Klaxons and sirens and Wolf Blitzer shouting at you or whatever. This time it was Jumbo Joe, popping in a rebound on Grubauer. TJ Oshie recorded his 21st goal in the second period, but then the Caps gave up a shorty to Marleau. A Burakovsky-to-Kuznetsov-to-Williams series tied the game after forty minutes.
Joe Pavelski scored on an early third-period power play, followed shortly by a deflection by Dainius Zubrus off Brenden Dillon’s shot. Brent Burns got the empty-netter. Real bad final frame by the visitors.
Sharks beat Caps 5-2. At least it wasn’t a one-goal game!