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The Winnipeg Jets' playoff hopes were dealt a severe blow with a 5-3 loss against the Washington Capitals.

  • Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien attempts to tuck the puck past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby in the first period at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

    Chuck Myers / Tribune Media/MCT

    Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien attempts to tuck the puck past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby in the first period at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

  • Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec tracks the puck against Washington Capitals left-winger Jason Chimera during the first period.

    Nick Wass / the associated press

    Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec tracks the puck against Washington Capitals left-winger Jason Chimera during the first period.

  • Winnipeg Jets centre Alex Burmistrov pushes the puck forward with one hand as Washington Capitals defenceman Mike Green looks on in the second period.

    Chuck Myers / Tribune Media/MCT

    Winnipeg Jets centre Alex Burmistrov pushes the puck forward with one hand as Washington Capitals defenceman Mike Green looks on in the second period.

  • Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec lies on the ice doubled over after taking a slapshot from Washington Capitals left-wing Martin Erat in the second period.

    Chuck Myers / Tribune Media/MCT

    Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec lies on the ice doubled over after taking a slapshot from Washington Capitals left-wing Martin Erat in the second period.

  • Washington Capitals defenceman John Erskine checks Winnipeg Jets left-winger Evander Kane during third-period action at the Verizon Center.

    Chuck Myers / Tribune Media/MCT

    Washington Capitals defenceman John Erskine checks Winnipeg Jets left-winger Evander Kane during third-period action at the Verizon Center.

  • Washington Capitals' Steven Oleksy (61) and Winnipeg Jets defenceman Mark Stuart crash along the boards during the third period.

    Chuck Myers / Tribune Media/MCT

    Washington Capitals' Steven Oleksy (61) and Winnipeg Jets defenceman Mark Stuart crash along the boards during the third period.

  • Washington Capitals left-winger Alex Ovechkin tumbles into the Winnipeg Jets bench after a push by Winnipeg Jets centre Mike Santorelli in the third period.

    Chuck Myers / Tribune Media/MCT

    Washington Capitals left-winger Alex Ovechkin tumbles into the Winnipeg Jets bench after a push by Winnipeg Jets centre Mike Santorelli in the third period.

  • Winnipeg Jets left-winger Evander Kane questions referee Marc Joannette (25) after getting called for an elbowing penalty in the third period.

    Tribune Media MCT

    Winnipeg Jets left-winger Evander Kane questions referee Marc Joannette (25) after getting called for an elbowing penalty in the third period.

  • Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec flashes the leather against the Washington Capitals in the third period.

    Chuck Myers / Tribune Media/MCT

    Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec flashes the leather against the Washington Capitals in the third period.

  • Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec battles Washington Capitals centre Matt Hendricks as Hendricks tries to get his stick on the puck in the third period.

    Chuck Myers / Tribune Media/MCT

    Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec battles Washington Capitals centre Matt Hendricks as Hendricks tries to get his stick on the puck in the third period.

  • Winnipeg Jets defenceman Mark Stuart tangles with Washington Capitals left-winger Alex Ovechkin during the third period.

    Nick Wass / the associated press

    Winnipeg Jets defenceman Mark Stuart tangles with Washington Capitals left-winger Alex Ovechkin during the third period.

  • Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd and Washington Capitals defenceman John Carlson sandwich Capitals goalie Braden Holtby in the first period.

    Chuck Myers / Tribune Media/MCT

    Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd and Washington Capitals defenceman John Carlson sandwich Capitals goalie Braden Holtby in the first period.

  • Winnipeg Jets players leave the ice after losing 5-3 to the Washington Capitals Tuesday.

    Nick Wass / the associated press

    Winnipeg Jets players leave the ice after losing 5-3 to the Washington Capitals Tuesday.

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