Gameday Preview – 1/22/2019 – San Jose Sharks v. Washington Capitals

San Jose Sharks (28-16-7 63pts) v. Washington Capitals (27-16-5 59pts)

 

Time: 7p EST

Station: NBC Sports Washington

 

Preview:

The Washington Capitals host the San Jose Sharks as they look to end their five game losing streak. The Sharks will be on the back end of their back to back, while the Capitals will be playing their first game of a back to back before the All Star break.

 

San Jose Sharks:

Projected Lineup:

Marcus Sorensen — Joe Thornton — Melker Karlsson

Timo Meier — Logan Couture — Joe Pavelski

Evander Kane — Tomas Hertl — Joonas Donskoi

Lukas Radil — Barclay Goodrow — Kevin Labanc

Radim Simek — Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon — Tim Heed

Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Justin Braun

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Joakim Ryan, Dylan Gambrell, Jacob Middleton

Injured: Erik Karlsson (lower body)

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Get an early lead

The Capitals have been struggling for a while, and the Sharks need to get an early goal to establish themselves in put the Capitals in the hole early.

 

Washington Capitals:

Projected Lineup:

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Play Hungry

The Capitals spent the past two days doing team meetings to get themselves fired up and ready for these next two games going into the All Star break.

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