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Capitals vs. Sharks Recap: Caps Sink Sharks to End Brief Losing Skid

Backstrom and Grubauer get it done in Northern California.

NHL: Washington Capitals at San Jose Sharks Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Saturday’s plus-minus:

  • 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.