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Capitals Vs. Sharks: Sharks Attack In Third Period In 5-2 Win Over Caps

Entering Saturday, it had been over 18 years since the Washington Capitals last defeated the San Jose Sharks on the road. Once again, the Caps left the "Shark Tank" in tatters.

Three unanswered San Jose goals in the third period led a potent Sharks attack in a 5-2 win over the Caps.

Jason Demers, Dennis Wideman and Brent Burns traded goals in the second period as the Sharks entered the third holding a 2-1 lead. Joel Ward tied the game with his first goal since November 5 just 44 seconds into the period. Yet, Patrick Marleau restored San Jose's lead 16 seconds later when he took a no-look pass from Joe Thornton and beat Tomas Vokoun (34 saves). Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored off his own rebound at 8:51 to extend the Sharks' lead to 4-2, while Torrey Mitchell's empty-net goal capped off the victory.

The Caps' four-game winning streak ended Saturday, but their winless streak in San Jose extended to 0-11-1 since October 30, 1993. Alex Ovechkin's seven-game scoring streak also came to an end. Washington will look to rebound Monday against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.