With the Sharks and the Capitals set to face each other on Monday night, here are the links you need to read before the game:GREISS GETS THE CALL IN GOAL
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that Thomas Greiss
will start in net for the Sharks, facing the Capitals for the first time in his career. Opposite Greiss will be Washington's Michal Neuvirth.
[ Sharks Talk
]HITCHCOCK TALKS OF RESPECT FACTOR FOR SHARKS
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on postgame comments from Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock on his clubs "respect factor" for the Sharks.
[ Working the Corners
]GORMLEY: 'CAPITALS GETTING NO RESPECT'
CSN Washington's Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley says being in 9th place in the Eastern Conference has its privileges, referencing that the Capitals will see a team's backup goaltender for the 21st time this season. A lack of respect for the Capitals, or back-to-back games for San Jose with a 710-mile flight overnight?
]BEHIND ENEMY LINES
WashingtonCaps.com senior writer Mike Vogel looks at Monday's matchup, discussing the two teams' only previous matchup this season, a 5-2 Sharks victory on Jan. 7, 2012 in San Jose.
]SHARKS AND CAPITALS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Compton previews Monday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.