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Minnesota Wild @ Calgary Flames: Game 60

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Minnesota Wild (30-24-5) vs. Calgary Flames (36-18-6)

Pengrowth Saddledome @ 8:00 CST

Television: FSN
Listen live on WCCO.com
, or locally at 830 AM

For the Flames perspective, check out Matchsticks and Gasoline

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Calgary Flames

Miettinen - Koivu - Brunette
Veilleux - Belanger - Bouchard
Clutterbuck - Sheppard - Fritsche
Weller - Olvecky - Boogaard

Burns - Schultz
Johnsson - Zidlicky
Skoula - Bergeron

Backstrom
Harding

Cammalleri - Conroy - Iginla
Bertuzzi - Lombardi - Lundmark
Glencross - Boyd - Moss
Nystrom - Prust - Van Der Gulik

Phaneuf - Giordano
Regehr - Aucoin
Sarich - Pardy

Kiprusoff
McElhinney

Notes

  • Niklas Backstrom is 5-1-2 in his last 8 starts.
    Calgary has won all 3 meetings this season.
    Owen Nolan is still out with that broken toe.
  • The Wild have the lowest goals against in the NHL with 137.
  • The Flames have won 20 of 23 against the Wild in Calgary.

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild beat Miikka Kiprusoff?
    Will the buyer v. seller debate be settled tonight?
    Will the Flames try to get retribution for Cal Clutterbuck's hit on Giordano or Rene Bourque's supposed slew-footing?
    With Iginla breaking out of his slump, will he drive the Wild crazy all night?
  2. With only 22 remaining games, can the Wild spark themselves to make a push?