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How to watch Capitals vs. Sharks

Capitals
John Carlson

The Capitals (23-11-9) wrap up their three-game homestand Wednesday by hosting the San Jose Sharks (21-19-2). After alternating between wins and losses over their last seven games, the Capitals will look to start a new winning streak following Monday's 1-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

San Jose is fighting for a playoff spot in the Pacific Division, entering the day trailing the Dallas Stars by just two points for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. The Sharks will need to play better than they did in their last game Saturday, when the Tampa Bay Lightning chased them out of the building in a 7-1 beatdown.

Here's everything you need to know before puck drop.

CAPITALS VS. SHARKS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. San Jose Sharks

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Capitals vs. Sharks will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Sharks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and the MyTeams app.

CAPITALS VS. SHARKS TV SCHEDULE

6:30 p.m.: Caps Pregame Live (LIVE)

7:00 p.m.: Capitals vs. Sharks (LIVE)

9:30 p.m.: Caps Postgame Live (LIVE)

CAPITALS VS. SHARKS WHAT TO WATCH

From NBC Sports Washington's J.J. Regan:

 

"On Dec. 31, 2021, the Caps were tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning for the most points in the NHL. As of Wednesday, Washington sits in a wild card spot as the fourth-place team in the Metropolitan Division." Read more.

From NBC Sports Washington's Ethan Cadeaux:

"The NHL trade deadline is just under two months away, but that hasn't stopped the Washington Capitals from reportedly kicking the tires on a player they've become plenty familiar with over the years. Washington is reportedly looking into the possibility of acquiring goaltender Marc-André Fleury from the Chicago Blackhawks." Read more.

CAPITALS VS. SHARKS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Capitals: Evgeny Kuznetsov, C (40 games, 13 goals, 41 points): Kuznetsov has been the Robin to Ovechkin's Batman this season, but he's been their best option on the power play with 10 goals on the year. With the Capitals' recent PP struggles, look for them to lean on Kuznetsov with the man-advantage to break them out of that slump.

Sharks: Timo Meier, RW (37 games, 21 goals, 46 points): Meier was already on pace for a career year when he scored five goals against the Kings last week. He's been a focal point of the Sharks' offense this season and will be a player for the Capitals to key in on stopping in this matchup.