San Jose 5, Washington 2

Saturday, January 7, 2012 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 21-16-0-2 14-5-0-1 7-11-0-1 L1
San Jose 23-11-3-1 14-7-2-0 9-4-1-1 W4


Patrick Marleau recorded a goal and two assists as the San Jose Sharks continued their home dominance over the Washington Capitals with a 5-2 triumph on Saturday.

Torrey Mitchell added a tally and an assist, defensemen Jason Demers, Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored and blue-liner Dan Boyle set up three scores for San Jose, which improved to 11-0-1 against Washington at home since Dec. 2, 1995.

Washington's Joel Ward forged a 2-2 tie just 44 seconds into the third period, but Marleau put the Sharks ahead for good only 16 seconds later as he converted a nifty backhand pass across the slot by captain Joe Thornton for his 15th goal of the season.

Vlasic made it 4-2 when he buried his own rebound at 8:51 and Mitchell sealed the win in the waning moments with an empty-netter.

Demers opened the scoring with a bizarre goal at 5:15 of the first. His shot from above the left faceoff circle deflected off the skate of a defender and caromed off the end boards before hitting Tomas Vokoun's left skate and sliding across the goal line.

Defenseman Dennis Wideman notched a goal and an assist for the Capitals, who had their four-game winning streak snapped and fell to 2-17-1 in their last 20 overall meetings with the Sharks. Washington has lost nine of 12 on the road.

Top Game Performances

Washington   San Jose
Dennis Wideman 2 Points Patrick Marleau 3
Dennis Wideman 1 Goals Patrick Marleau 1
Dennis Wideman 1 Assists Dan Boyle 3
Dennis Wideman 1 Power Play Goals Brent Burns 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tomas Vokoun .895 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .933
Tomas Vokoun 34 Saves Antti Niemi 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 30 2 1-1 2-3 8 35
San Jose 39 5 1-3 0-1 4 39

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Sharks have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Capitals have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .471 after a loss.
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