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Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals

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The Sharks take on the Washington Capitals in the first of an extended east coast road trip.

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

The Sharks embark on their first big road trip of the season, heading to the east coast for a tough slate of games. That schedule starts with Washington, who split the season series with San Jose a season ago. It's always great to see how the Sharks match up against top eastern opponents, and any excuse to see Alexander Ovechkin play is a good one.

Tale Of The Tape
San Jose Sharks

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2-0-0 Record 1-0-0
t-1st in Pacific Rank 4th in Metropolitan
61%
Score-Adj. Fenwick 45.1%
104.9
PDO 110.3
22.2
PP% 40
100
PK% 66.7

4PM PDT | Verizon Center | Washington, D.C.
TV: CSN-CA | Radio: SJSharks.com98.5 KFOX
Know Your Enemy: Japers' Rink

Last Meeting

Last meeting: So that Joel Ward guy seems pretty cool. Except for him scoring the game-winner in overtime against the Sharks in the team's last meeting.

Storylines

  • An unstoppable force : immovable object :: Capitals PP : Sharks PK. Okay, okay, so we know the Caps' power play is virtually unstoppable, but the Sharks haven't allowed a power play goal all season.
  • Can Martin Jones' strong start continue? He's allowed just one goal in his first 120 minutes of play with the Sharks.
  • It's a homecoming for Joel Ward, who played with Washington for four seasons.