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Sunday, November 17th (All times Eastern)

Winnipeg Jets (10-9-2) at Minnesota Wild (12-4-4), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Winnipeg Jets were able to string some victories together despite continued struggles on the power play.

Who knows how far the Jets can stretch their current run if they get their special teams on track.

Winnipeg aims for a fifth straight win on Sunday night as it visits a strong home club in the Minnesota Wild.

The Jets had gone 0-for-17 on the power play in their previous six games ahead of Friday night's home clash with the Philadelphia Flyers. Stretching back even further, Winnipeg had scored just one goal in its previous 47 chances on the man advantage, but got a pair of power-play goals from Dustin Byfuglien versus the Flyers to force extra time in an eventual 3-2 shootout win.

Byfuglien scored in the first period and netted the game-tying goal with 5:37 left in regulation. Bryan Little then had the winner in the shootout and Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves.

"The big thing for our team is I think we felt confident enough that we would be able to score to get it to overtime," said Jets head coach Claude Noel. "I think the power play obviously was a big plus for us, getting us a couple of goals. Long time waiting for us for that to happen."

Each of Winnipeg's last three victories have come in the shootout and it has won five of six in the tie-break format this season.

The Jets did lose defenseman Zach Bogosian to a lower-body injury late in the second period and he is not expected to play tonight.

With Bogosian out, Zach Redmond is expected to return to the lineup for the first time since he suffered a serious cut to his right leg during practice on Feb. 21. He was actually recalled from the minors on Nov. 3, but Noel didn't want to change his lineup during a winning streak.

"I've been up here for a couple weeks and we've been playing well. That's kind of how it shakes out sometimes. You never want a guy to go down with injury, but definitely an opportunity," said Redmond.

Winnipeg's next test comes against a Minnesota team that is 9-1-2 at home on the season. The Wild are wrapping a three-game homestand tonight and won their fifth in a row in Minnesota with Friday's 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Zach Parise and Jason Pominville scored in the first period before the Panthers answered with a pair of third-period tallies. Charlie Coyle, though, prevented extra time as he put home the go-ahead goal for Minnesota with 8:22 to play.

Mikko Koivu logged his second assist of the game on Coyle's winner.

"I just tried to get myself in position for a scoring chance and (Koivu) put (the puck) right on my stick and it found a way home," Coyle said.

Pominville's 12th goal of the season tied a club record for the most through 20 games, matching Marian Gaborik in 2002-03 and Brian Rolston in 2006-07.

Josh Harding made 22 saves for the Wild, who are 9-1-1 in their past 11 overall.

Harding has again taken over the No. 1 role for Niklas Backstrom, who is out with an upper-body injury believed to be a concussion sustained when he took an elbow to the head on Wednesday versus Toronto. Backstrom also missed time earlier this season with a knee injury and Harding has gone 11-2-2 with a 1.26 goals against average and .945 save percentage in 16 games (13 starts) on the season.

Harding faced the Jets for the first time in his career on Oct. 10, a 2-1 win in which he needed to make 14 saves.

Pavelec took the loss, stopping 28-of-30 shots faced while falling to 2-1-0 with a 1.34 GAA lifetime versus the Wild.

That contest marked the first of five meetings this year between the clubs and the Wild snapped a four-game series slide. They are 4-1-1 with a tie in seven all-time meetings at home with the Jets franchise.

11/17 10:36:11 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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