Jets' 4-2 Victory Drops Capitals, Oates to 0-2

By HOWARD FENDRICH
|  Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013  |  Updated 10:07 PM EDT
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Jets' 4-2 Victory Drops Capitals, Oates to 0-2

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Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler each provided a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets suddenly transformed into an offensive juggernaut, beating Alex Ovechkin's struggling Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night to end Washington's 10-game winning streak in home openers.

Two games and two losses into the lockout-shortened season -- and new Washington boss Adam Oates' NHL head coaching career -- Ovechkin doesn't have a goal, the Capitals have been outscored 10-5, and their opponents are 5 for 12 on power plays.

Andrew Ladd and Jim Slater also scored, and Tobias Enstrom had three assists for Winnipeg (1-1-1), which outshot the Capitals 39-34.

The Jets scored only two goals in their first 137 minutes of play this season. They matched that total with a pair of power-play scores in a 4-minute span during the first period Tuesday.

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