March 2, 2013
Capitals shut out Jets to end Winnipeg's winning streak
By KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec stops Capitals forward Jason Chimera during NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 2, 2013. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency)

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets failed this afternoon in their second attempt this season at a four-game winning streak.

The Washington Capitals scored a pair of goals early in the third period to clinch a 3-0 win over the Jets at MTS Centre. Winnipeg, which was shut out for the first time, fell to 10-10-1 and will now head out on the road for a four-game road trip through Florida and New Jersey.

The Capitals improved to 8-11-1 and are now just four points back of the Jets in the Southeast Division.

Washington took a 1-0 lead into the third period and wasted little time in taking an insurmountable lead. Troy Brouwer made it 2-0 when Nicklas Backstrom won the draw and Brouwer’s shot bounced off a sliding Chris Thorburn and past Ondrej Pavelec.



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