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,

A

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

Mark Scheifele

1st C,

C+

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

Blake Wheeler

1st RW,

A-

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

Kyle Connor

2nd LW,

B+

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

Mathieu Perreault

2nd C,

D+

Was once again the Jets most disappointing forward

Patrik Laine

2nd RW,

B

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,

F

Left the game with injury, experience was missed

Adam Lowry

3rd C,

A-

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

Joel Armia

3rd RW,

A

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

Brandon Tanev

4th LW,

B

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,

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,

C

Solid game from a Thorburn standpoint

Josh Morrissey

1st LD,

A

Morrissey continues to grow his game, especially defensively

Dustin Byfuglien

1st RD,

A+

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

Tobias Enstrom

2nd LD,

C

Struggled with weaker partners

Paul Postma

2nd RD,

C

Played average in an extended role

Julian Melchiori

3rd LD,

B+

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,

C-

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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