WASHINGTON — The Jets got off to a hot start Tuesday night, with two goals and two assists from Evander Kane, and the Panthers went to the locker room without any.
Coach Paul Maurice announced after the game that rookie defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen would not play, while Tyler Myers and Blake Wheeler will miss the next two games.
Kane, who was in the lineup with Erik Karlsson, had one goal and two points in three games.
He had two assists in six games last season.
The Jets are on a five-game homestand and have won four straight.
They play two games in Florida in the next week, and coach Paul Maurice says they’ll start the schedule at home again on March 14 against the Florida Panthers.
The Jets visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 18.