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San Jose vs Washington Recap - Sharks Win 2-1

San Jose needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Washington on Tuesday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

Bettors who backed the Sharks were rewarded as -130 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Patrick Marleau clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Sharks. San Jose got goals from Tyler Kennedy in the victory. Kennedy opened the scoring at 13:30 of the first period.

Antti Niemi stopped 35 of 36 Washington shots in the victory.

Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Antti Niemi.

Philipp Grubauer stopped 28 of 29 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, San Jose went 0-for-1, while the Capitals were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 36-29.

Next game, San Jose takes its act on the road to face Florida looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Pittsburgh.