San Jose at Washington

Jones has second straight shutout, Sharks top Caps, 5-0

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WASHINGTON (AP) Martin Jones made 31 saves for his second straight shutout and the San Jose Sharks took advantage of Alex Ovechkin's absence from Washington's lineup to beat the Capitals 5-0 on Tuesday night.

The Sharks improved to 3-0-0 and have outscored their opponents 12-1. Jones allowed a goal on the first shot he faced this season, but has blanked opponents for the following 178 minutes, 11 seconds.

Matt Nieto and Chris Tierney each had a goal and an assist, and Joe Thornton, Mike Brown and Tomas Hertl added goals.

Ovechkin missed the game because of personal reasons. The Capitals sent out a note on Twitter about 35 minutes before the game saying the Russian star would not play. They confirmed earlier in the day that the left wing did not take part in the morning skate, and coach Barry Trotz said he would be a game-time decision.

Ovechkin had a goal and an assist Saturday night in Washington's season-opening victory over New Jersey.

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Scoreboard
San Jose  (3-0-0) «1225
Washington (1-1-0)0000
Three Stars
M. Jones
SJ


Saves: 31
Save Pct.: 1.000
J. Thornton
SJ


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
J. Carlson
WAS


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
10:54Power Play - Joe Thornton (2), Tip-In. Assist: Burns, Pavelski
2ND PERIOD
02:36 - Mike Brown (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Tierney, Goodrow
07:25 - Tomas Hertl (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Wingels, Nieto
3RD PERIOD
18:00 - Matt Nieto (1), Empty Net, Unassisted.
19:13 - Chris Tierney (1), Empty Net. Assist: Goodrow
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
04:34Beagle, 2 min, Slashing
10:41Orpik, 2 min, Tripping
16:55Kuznetsov, 2 min, Hooking
2ND PERIOD
10:56Burns, 2 min, High sticking
3RD PERIOD
35.0Burns, 2 min, Hooking
03:31Galiev, 2 min, Holding
05:33Chimera, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct
08:34Goodrow, 2 min, Holding
10:39Burns, 2 min, Slashing
Shots On Goal
 123T
SJ1710532
WAS8121131
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GoalieMINSSGA
Martin Jones59:54310
Braden Holtby55:47273
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Linesmen - Brian Mach, Andy McElman
 
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