The Wild's power play is a work in progress amid a 1-for-23 stretch.

"Something the last four, five games has been really off, and we have to work at it," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We have to get back to the basics on it, that's for sure."

This slide coincides with defenseman Matt Dumba's absence to recover from surgery that fixed a ruptured right pectoral muscle, but Boudreau doesn't believe the two are correlated.

"There's two power-play units out there, and he's one guy," he explained. "As well as he's been on the power play this season, I'm not sitting there saying, 'Dumba's the only reason that the power play hasn't gone well.'‚ÄČ"

After a busy finish to its recent road trip, the Wild won't have much time to regroup.

The team was off Wednesday before hosting its Central Division rival, the Winnipeg Jets, Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

SARAH MCLELLAN