Sharks, Predators meet in matchup of past West champs

The San Jose Sharks believe they have turned a corner and are ready to play the solid hockey that has defined them as one of the league’s better teams for more than a decade.

The Chargers cut the Patriots’ lead to 18-13 with 8:30 to play following a 24-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to Travis Benjamin and failed 2-point conversion pass. They got the ball back a final time after New England added Gostkowski’s fourth field goal. But Rivers’ pass with 1 second remaining was intercepted at the goal line by Jonathan Jones.

Other than Gordon’s touchdown run, the Chargers were mostly ineffective offensively in the opening 30 minutes. They ran only 19 total plays. By comparison, New England passed the ball 26 times in the first two quarters.

Vasilevskiy made 18 saves and shares the longest win streak for a goaltender in franchise history with John Grahame, who won nine straight from Nov. 14 to Dec. 10, 2005.

Vasilevskiy also tied Manny Legace (2005) and Craig Anderson (2009) for the most wins in October with 10. His only loss was 5-4 to the Panthers on Oct. 7.

“I don’t know how you could have more injuries on the offensive line. I really don’t,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “It’s mind-boggling.”

Williams said he’ll meet with doctors Monday to determine if he can return this week. At some point, he’ll likely need surgery to repair ligament damage in his knee.

Starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland couldn’t play after tweaking his knee Cheap Jerseys Made In USA in practice Friday and said he likely will get an MRI on Monday. Gruden wasn’t sure Cheap Jerseys NBA after the game if Ioannidis will be able to play at Seattle next Sunday.

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