Jets can't win when losing draws

Andrew Ladd (left) of the Winnipeg Jets and Mathew Dumba of the Minnesota Wild battle for the puck...

Andrew Ladd (left) of the Winnipeg Jets and Mathew Dumba of the Minnesota Wild battle for the puck during the second period of their game on October 10, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:30 AM ET

ST. PAUL, MINN. - On this night, the Winnipeg Jets spent far too much time chasing the puck.

Ultimately, a lowly 22.2% efficiency in the face-off circle caught up with the Jets as they fell 2-1 to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night before a crowd of 17,366 at Xcel Energy Center.

Face-offs are more than just beating the opposing centre, but the fact the Wild went 45-of-61 in the contest sent off some alarm bells, so did the fact Jets centre Bryan Little won only 1-of-20 draws (5%) and Olli Jokinen won 2-of-15 (15%).

In fact, Mark Scheifele was the only Jets centre to finish above 50% (6-for-10).


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