Jets downed in Washington

Troy Brouwer (right) of the Capitals and his teammates celebrate his goal during the first period...

Troy Brouwer (right) of the Capitals and his teammates celebrate his goal during the first period against the Jets in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:47 AM ET

WASHINGTON - It would be easy to simply chalk this loss up to the fact the Washington Capitals have downright owned the Winnipeg Jets in recent history.

After all, Thursday's 4-2 triumph gave the Capitals six consecutive victories over the Jets, dating back to Feb. 3 of 2013.

But this Jets' team has a new head coach and a brand new attitude, so it would appear this defeat had absolutely nothing to do with the ghosts of Southeast Division past.

"I didn't even know that," Jets centre Bryan Little said afterward. "I don't think it played a part in the game. They're beating us lately."

Seems like an open and shut case to the Jets' players.

"I didn't know that stat," said Jets defenceman Zach Bogosian.

If there's no magical spell the Capitals are putting to use against the Jets, then how do you explain how the tables turned during the third period -- after the Jets had the ice tilted in their favour during the second?


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