Ryane Clowe scored two goals, Rob Blake had four assists and the San Jose Sharks improved the NHL's best record to 17-3-1 with a 7-2 victory over the road-weary Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
Joe Thornton and captain Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist for San Jose, which improved to 11-0-1 at the Shark Tank with yet another dominant puck-possession performance. Mike Grier scored with 52.3 seconds to play, allowing San Jose to match its highest goal total of the season.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Devon Setoguchi also added a goal and an assist as the Sharks shook the rink rust from a four-day layoff in plenty of time to finish the Capitals, who haven't beaten San Jose in this century.
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