All teams that enter HP Pavilion in San Jose are familiar with how strong the Sharks have been defending their home ice. The Capitals, however, are acutely aware of that fact.
The Capitals showed promise early, but the Sharks took over in the third period and didn't look back.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green did not play in the third period of Saturday's 5-2 loss.
Heading into his start in San Jose Tomas Vokoun has allowed two goals or fewer in four straight starts.