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The San Jose Sharks are back on home ice tonight facing the Washington Capitals for the final time this regular season.
Lat game the Sharks won their sixth consecutive game with a seven-goal outburst against the Vancouver Canucks. Joe Thornton who resisted an assist, hit several milestones, including taking sole possession of 15th on the all-time games played list (1,541), passing Gordie Howe for ninth on the assist list and tying Teemu. Selanne (1,457) for 15th on the all-time points list. Evander Kane scarped two goals in the contest and earned his third straight multi-point game. Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Melker Karlsson, and Brent Burns all earned multi-point games. Martin Jones won his fifth straight start and 27th of the season.
The Sharks also took possession of first place in the Pacific standings and still hold tight to the rank, one point ahead of Calgary.
Tonight the San Jose Sharks take on the Washington Capitals in the second and final meeting this season. Last game on January 22 in the nation's capital, the Sharks rallied late and scored the game-tying goal with one second left on the clock in regulation. Evander Kane's goal in the third was just the third time in franchise history the Sharks have scored at 19:59 in the third to force overtime. Tomas Hertl recorded his second hat trick in just four games and netted the overtime winner.
The Washington Capitals are coming off a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Ohio.
Read the latest on the San Jose Sharks from the Mercury News.