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Kane, Wheeler get Jets' offence going in 4-2 win; Capitals' 1st home opener loss since 2000

Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks (26) falls to the ice after a check by Winnipeg Jets center Jim Slater (19) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 22, 2013 - 6:50 PM

WASHINGTON - 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 1/2 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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