Free Press ★★★
★ Evander Kane, Winnipeg: Making the critical plays at critical times. Considerably better in Boston and Washington than in his home debut. Ditto for the whole squad.
★★ Toby Enstrom, Winnipeg: So smooth with the puck and finished with three assists while playing almost 25 minutes.
★★★ Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg: Very steady. Good rebound control against a Washington squad with a lot of skill up front.
1. Washington, Hendricks 1 (Backstrom, Ovechkin) 10:02
2. Winnipeg, Kane 1 (Wheeler, Byfuglien) 12:34 (pp)
3. Winnipeg, Ladd 1 (Antropov, Enstrom) 16:26 (pp)
Penalties -- Ward Wash (tripping) 11:40, Carlson Wash (delay of game) 14:34.
4. Winnipeg, Wheeler 1 (Kane, Enstrom) 14:32
5. Winnipeg, Slater 1 (Byfuglien, Enstrom) 19:14
Penalties -- Byfuglien Wpg (hooking) 10:32, Slater Wpg, Hendricks Wash (fighting) 20:00.
6. Washington, Brouwer 1 (Ribeiro, Backstrom) 18:44 (pp)
Penalties -- Byfuglien Wpg (high-sticking) 1:27, Brouwer Wash (interference) 2:02, Jokinen Wpg (slashing) 10:57, Thorburn Wpg, Hendricks Wash (fighting) 14:31, Washington bench (unsportsmanlike conduct, served by Crabb) 15:14, Burmistrov Wpg (slashing) 17:49, Ribeiro Wash (unsportsmanlike conduct, misconduct) 18:44.
Shots on goal by
Goal -- Winnipeg: Pavelec (W,1-1-1); Washington: Holtby (L,0-2-0).
Power plays (goals-chances) -- Winnipeg: 2-5; Washington: 1-4.
Referees -- Brad Meier, Dennis LaRue. Linesmen -- Greg Devorski, Andy McElman.
Attendance -- 18,506 (18,398).
The Jets power play, which scored on its first opportunity to start the season and then fizzled on its next nine, connected.
Washington is 0-2 to start the season and has been lit up for 10 goals. New head coach Adam Oates is in a tough spot trying to implement his philosophy without a real training camp.
Time to take a small breath after three games in four days. The Jets chartered home Tuesday night and don't play again until Friday's home date against the Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m.; TSN/TSN 1290).
-- Ed Tait
Toby Enstrom picked up three assists in the win over the Caps and now has four points -- all helpers -- in three games. He is the Jets' early-season scoring leader.
Spoiling the party
Jets halted a significant streak who had won 10 straight home dating back to 2000. Winnipeg has three straight at Verizon Center, including wins in February and March a year ago.