Nicklas Backstrom’s second-period goal was the breakthrough after nearly 39 minutes for the Washington Capitals to escape their California road swing with a win, as the Caps beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 in a Saturday afternoon matinee at the SAP Center.
- Plus: Philipp Grubauer was stellar in net, stopping all 24 Sharks shots he faced.
- Minus: Alex Ovechkin is still sitting on 598 goals.
Also, there’s this:
Join us again on Monday as the Caps will be back home on F Street against the Winnipeg Jets.