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Sharks Fall 3-2 Against Washington - Game Recap

The Sharks came up short Saturday against the Capitals, falling 3-2 in a shootout.

Washington won as a +175 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

The win was clinched by Nicklas Backstrom, who beat Antti Niemi in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Washington. Washington got goals from Eric Fehr and Chris Brown in the victory. Fehr opened the scoring at 11:25 of the first period.

Braden Holtby turned in a 34-save effort for the Capitals.

Patrick Marleau and James Sheppard scored for the Sharks, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Antti Niemi stopped 23 of 25 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-3, while the Sharks were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 36-25.

Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For San Jose, they head on the road to face Calgary.