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Wild aims to end losing streak

Preview: The Wild closes out a brief two-game road trip against the Jets after falling 5-2 to the Blackhawks in Chicago on Thursday. This is the first time the team has dropped five in a row — one in overtime — since March 12-19, 2017. Winnipeg suffered a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames in its return from the holiday break. Still, the Jets pace the Central Division with 50 points.

Players to watch: Winger Patrik Laine has 23 goals and a 17.3 shooting percentage. Center Mark Scheifele has 20 points through 13 games in December. Captain Blake Wheeler has 43 assists.

Numbers: Winnipeg is 13-5-2 on home ice. The Jets reached 50 points in three fewer games than last season. They’re 6-0 when allowing 40 or more shots.

Injuries: Wild D Matt Dumba (ruptured right pectoralis muscle) is out.

Sarah McLellan