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Minnesota Wild v. Calgary Flames: Game 30

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Minnesota Wild (15-13-1) vs. Calgary Flames (17-11-3)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST

Television: FSN (HD)
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For the Flames perspective, check out Red Mile

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Calgary Flames

Brunette - Koivu - Mittens
Gaborik - Sheppard - Veilleux
Bouchard - Belanger - Clutterbuck
Weller - Pouliot - Boogaard

Johnsson - Schultz
Zidlicky - Burns
Skoula - Bergeron


Cammalleri - Conroy - Iginla
Bertuzzi - Langkow - Lundmark
Borque - Lombardi - Moss
Nystrom - Boyd - Roy

Phaneuf - Giordano
Regehr - Aucoin
Sarich - Pardy


Minnesota Wild Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Owen Nolan right leg 12.17.2008

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Kurtis Foster left leg surgery 9.20.2008

Calgary Flames Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Curtis Glencross lower body 12.17.2008

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Rhett Warrener shoulder 10.9.2008
James Vandermeer broken left ankle 11.11.2008
Brandon Prust broken jaw 12.6.2008

  • The Wild have scored the fewest goals in the Western Conference (76).
  • The Wild are 6-4-2 at home against the Flames (17-11-3) over the last three seasons.
  • Gaborik has five goals and 11 assists against Calgary in the last 10 games.
  • Jarome Iginla has a five-game points streak in Minnesota, scoring four goals with three assists.
  • Owen Nolan played 77 games in Calgary last season, unfortunately he'll have to wait a little longer to face off against his former mates.
Questions to Answer
  1. With Burns finally back to the blue line, can the defense shore up the problems they've had the last three weeks and provide some offensive punch in breakouts and counter attacks?
  2. We know Gaborik will have short shifts, but will he get into the flow of full-speed?
  3. Better defenseman, Brent Burns or Dion Phaneuf?
  4. Can the Wild stop Jarome Iginla?
  5. Will the Xcel crowd boo #10?
Jacques Lemaire on Burns back at defense

Marian Gaborik on returning to the lineup

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