Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 6-5 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks Tuesday night at Verizon Center:
For long stretches last season the Capitals’ power play carried them, recording a league-high 68 goals.
The Capitals and the Boston Bruins are anything but strangers. The teams have faced off early in the season, late in the season and in the playoffs.
The Caps fell in the fifth-round of the shootout to Montreal in a 2-1 loss on opening night at home. On the plus side, the Caps still got one point out of the night.