Alexander Semin put the Caps up first, but Evander Kane tied the game shortly after as Washington and Winnipeg are tied at 1-1 after 20 minutes.
Semin's goal at 3:53 put the Caps up 1-0. Brooks Laich entered the zone along the left boards and sent a pass to Jason Chimera, who was running parallel to his right. Chimera then sent a quick pass to a cutting Alexander Semin, who had enough space to freeze Ondrej Pavelec on a shot fake. With Pavelec out of position, Semin had a wide-open net and roofed the puck into the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season.
Kane tied the game for Winnipeg at 7:51 off of a turnover. The Jets had the Caps pinned down in their defensive zone for almost one minute before Kane beat Marcus Johansson, Cody Eakin and John Carlson to a loose puck and Michal Neuvirth with a wrist shot for his seventh goal of the season and sixth against the Caps in his young career, most against any opponent.