Jets end Capitals' winning streak in home openers

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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 Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night to end Washington’s 10-game winning streak in home openers.

Two games and two losses into the season, Ovechkin doesn’t have a goal, the Capitals have been outscored 10-5, and their opponents are 5 for 12 on power plays.

LIGHTNING 4, HURRICANES 1

In Raleigh, N.C., Keith Aulie scored the momentum-shifting goal that propelled Tampa Bay.

Tom Pyatt and Cory Conacher scored early goals, Ryan Malone added a power-play tally, and Vincent Lecavalier had two assists.

CANADIENS 4, PANTHERS 1

In Montreal, Andrei Markov scored two goals, his first in two seasons, and Alex Galchenyuk had the first of his NHL career to help the Canadiens beat Florida.

DEVILS 3, FLYERS 0

In Newark, N.J., Martin Brodeur made 24 saves for his 120th NHL shutout, Ilya Kovalchuk scored on a short-handed penalty shot, and New Jersey beat winless Philadelphia.

STARS 2, RED WINGS 1

In Detroit, Michael Ryder scored in the first and third periods, and Kari Lehtonen came within 3.4 seconds of a shutout Dallas’ win over the Red Wings.


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