With the Sharks and the Capitals set to face each other on Saturday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:ASSESSING THE SHARKS LINEUP
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan talked about the recent performance of Sharks right wing Torrey Mitchell
and defenseman Justin Braun
and facing a dangerous Washington Capitals squad.
]KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic
about facing a dynamic offensive team in the Capitals and defending Alexander Ovechkin.
]MITCHELL RETURNS, BACKSTROM OUT
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that Mitchell will return to the lineup, while Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom will miss Saturday's game.
[ Working the Corners
]MATCHUPS TO WATCH
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting on key matchups to look out for, including Ovechkin's line against the Vlasic-Boyle pair and Niemi vs. Vokoun in goal.
[ Sharks Talk
]BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Capitals writer Mike Vogel and broadcaster John Walton preview Saturday night's matchup from the Washington perspective, including quotes from several Capitals players about their two-game West Coast swing.
[ Two-Man Advantage
]SHARKS AND CAPITALS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Corey Masisak previews Saturday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.