Calgary Flames @ Minnesota Wild, 6 PM MT, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul MN
Calgary Flames 50-20-10 (110 pts) - Minnesota Wild 51-22-7 (109 pts)
TV: SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960
Odds: Calgary (+105) Minnesota (-125) O/U: 6.5
|Calgary Flames||Minnesota Wild|
|1st Pacific||Division||2nd Central|
|23.5 (9th)||PP%||20.3 (19th)|
|83.6 (6th)||PK%||75.4 (27th)|
|Tkachuk (41)||Goals Leader||Kaprizov (45)|
|Gaudreau (113)||Points Leader||Kaprizov (105)|
|Lucic (84)||PIM||Foligno (112)|
|Markstrom (.922)||Save%||Talbot (.911)|
Starting Goalies (E=Expected, C=Confirmed)
Calgary: Jacob Markstrom (E)- 37-15-8, 2.21 GAA, .922 SV%
Minnesota: Talbot (E)- 31-12-4, 2.78 GAA, .911 SV%
Calgary: Monahan (Hip/IR-LT)
Minnesota: Zuccarello (LBI/Day To Day), Spurgeon (UBI/Day To Day), Dumba (UBI/Day To Day)
Just The Facts (Mostly Facts)
-The Flames are going to have to contend with one of the best home teams in the NHL. The Wild are currently 29-8-2 at home, good for 4th best overall (the Flames are 10th).
-Minnesota is running hot right now. They are 8-1-1 in their last 10 and have won 5 out of their last 6.
-Marc-Andre Fleury is making an impact with the Wild. He’s started 6 out of the last 10 Minnesota games and has gone 5-1-0.
-Counting tonight, the Flames only have two games left this season. The big story is if Johnny Gaudreau will get one goal in those games to secure his first ever 40 point season.
-Gaudreau has fared well points wise against the Wild. In his last 11 games he has 14 points, but 13 of those are helpers.
-The other high water mark to keep an eye out for is Dillon Dube. He sits at 18 goals after his most recent hot streak, putting him 2 goals away from his first ever 20 goal season.
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View From The Other Side
SBN Minnesota Wild Coverage: Hockey Wilderness
Last Time Out
Calgary Flames 5 - Nashville Predators 4 (OT)
Minnesota Wild 3 - Arizona Coyotes 5
Players To Watch
Calgary Flames: Dillon Dube (F): 8 goals in last 7 games
Minnesota Wild: Kirill Kaprizov (F): 12 points in last 5 games
Last Time They Tangled
3/1: Calgary Flames 5 - Minnesota Wild 1