Winnipeg Jets: Player Ratings vs Washington Capitals

The Winnipeg Jets played a great game against the Washington Capitals, despite a loss. If it weren’t for a Capitals goal with 30 seconds left, the Jets would’ve gotten the game to at least overtime.

Here’s our full player ratings from the game:

Nikolaj Ehlers

1st LW,


Ehlers speed turned into countless opportunities that turned into scoring chances that couldn’t find the back of the net

Mark Scheifele

1st C,


Scheifele scored, but once again wasn’t too impactful during the game

Blake Wheeler

1st RW,


Wheeler was all over the ice, trying to help the Jets cement a win

Kyle Connor

2nd LW,


Connor had a good rebound game, creating some good rushes, and breaking up multiple Ovechkin scoring chances

Mathieu Perreault

2nd C,


Was once again the Jets most disappointing forward

Patrik Laine

2nd RW,


Laine got to play against his childhood hero for the first time, wasn’t as productive without Wheeler and Scheifele. Was missed on the powerplay

Shawn Matthias

3rd LW,


Left the game with injury, experience was missed

Adam Lowry

3rd C,


Once again provided a solid game beside Joel Armia. Scored first goal of season to tie up game

Joel Armia

3rd RW,


Continues to use his shifty play to his advantage. Once again one of the better forwards

Brandon Tanev

4th LW,


Filled in for Shawn Matthias on the third line nicely. Used speed and forchecking to his ability with more skilled players

Alex Burmistrov

4th C,


After taking criticism in last game, Burmistrov didn’t have any of that, but didn’t impact the game in a positive way

Chris Thorburn

4th RW,


Solid game from a Thorburn standpoint

Josh Morrissey

1st LD,


Morrissey continues to grow his game, especially defensively

Dustin Byfuglien

1st RD,


Was all over the ice, creating offence, breaking up plays

Tobias Enstrom

2nd LD,


Struggled with weaker partners

Paul Postma

2nd RD,


Played average in an extended role

Julian Melchiori

3rd LD,


Didn’t look out of place whatsoever in first game of season. Could steal a roster spot from Postma, or Chiarot

Ben Chiarot

3rd RD,


Skated really well, wasn’t a huge part of the game

Jets will try to bring another “A” game against Washington on Thursday.

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