After a rough pair of games at home, the Sharks are looking to turn it around on the road over the next two weeks. San Jose starts off their six game stretch in Washington D.C. against the Capitals Tuesday night.
The Capitals (8-2-1) have a strong 17 points putting them fourth in the Eastern Conference and third in the Metropolitan Division. The Sharks (6-6-0) have a solid 12 points placing them third in the Pacific Division behind Edmonton and fifth in the Western Conference.
San Jose put up its second straight loss at home against Pittsburgh, their second loss to the Penguins this season, and have let the Ducks and Kings catch up to them in points. The 5-0 shutout was a difficult one to take Saturday night, especially on their own territory to their Stanley Cup rivals.
The Capitals will return home to defend their five game win streak as they beat the Florida Panthers on Saturday 4-2. Washington has played consistently both at home and away with record of 4-1-0 and 4-1-1 respectively. While the Sharks will be looking for their 7th win, the Capitals will skate hard to keep their streak going.
Sharks line up:
Tonight’s starting goalie for the Sharks is Martin Jones.
Capitals line up:
Tonight’s starting goalie for the Capitals is Braden Holtby.
San Jose has a shocking 2-4-0 record for away games, very unusual for them as they tend to hold one of the top away records each year, proving themselves on the road time and time again. This season has gone a little differently in that department and we hope to see a huge turn around these next six games or the Sharks will fall in the standings.
Look out for a recap of the game.