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.