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Jets snap three-game losing streak with 4-2 win over Detroit Red Wings @NHLdotcom

WINNIPEG - Matt Halishuck scored the winner and his first goal as a Winnipeg Jet Monday as the Jets snapped a three-game losing streak with a fast-skating 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Bryan Little, Michael Frolik and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Jets (6-8-2).

Henrik Zetterberg scored his eighth of the season for Detroit (9-5-2), and Danny DeKeyser scored his first NHL career goal.

The Jets repeatedly took it to the Detroit net in the first period, outshooting the Red Wings 14-9 and scoring with just a minute left on a breakaway. They ended the game ahead 47-27.

Little opened the scoring when he got the jump on defenceman Kyle Quincy, who fell and left Winnipeg's leading scorer to go in alone against Jimmy Howard. It was Little's team-leading eighth goal of the season.

Winnipeg goalie Al Montoya successfully stopped a similar breakaway early in the second period when Jets' defenceman Dustin Byfuglien fell and surrendered the puck.

But Zetterberg put Detroit (9-5-2) on the board at 7:09 when a shot in front of the Winnipeg net glanced in off Jets' defenceman Grant Clitsome's skate.

DeKeyser then put the Red Wings in the lead a few minutes later with a slapshot from the blue-line that beat Montoya's glove when Detroit was shorthanded.

A third Detroit goal in the second was cancelled by a net that came off its moorings.

But with just under three minutes to go Mark Scheifele slid the puck through Quincey's skates in front of the Detroit net to Frolik and he popped it in to make it 2-2.

A perfectly positioned Halischuk put the Jets ahead at 4:26 of the third when he one-timed a pass from Frolik, who fed it from behind the Detroit net.

Ladd backhanded a loose puck past Howard at 10:57 of the third to give the Jets some breathing room.

Notes: The Jets kept the Red Wings from a four-game Western Conference sweep after wins in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. ... Defenceman Mark Stuart joined the injury list on the weekend and the Jets called up Zach Redmond from the IceCaps. They also claimed defenceman Keaton Ellerby off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings. ... The team has been without defenceman Jacob Trouba and centre Jim Slater since Oct. 20. Paul Postma has been off since Oct. 27. Evander Kane didn't dress Monday night for the Jets.

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