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Minnesota Wild @ Calgary Flames: The Morning After

Calgary Flames 4-1 Minnesota Wild



This Calgary Flames team absolutely owns the Minnesota Wild, especially in Calgary. All night long, you felt that Calgary just waited for their chance, scored their goals, and went back to batting away an annoying bug. Never in fear of any damage.

This team was absolutely terrible tonight. The offense was anemic. The guys couldn't take the body. The passes were not crisp, the power play was a joke. It was like they were in slow motion all night long.

I'm so disgusted that I don't even know what to say. If the rest of the road trip goes like this, it's not going to matter if they are buyers or sellers. However, tonight should have proven that the Wild need to either sell a lot, or buy offense in a big bad way.

Oh, and Dion Phaneuf is a hack and should be shot.


Hockey Wilderness Three Stars

  1. Mike Cammalleri (2 G)
  2. Miikka Kiprusoff (16 shots, 15 saves and his 22nd career win over the Wild)
  3. Dion Phaneuf (1 G, 27:47 TOI)

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild beat Miikka Kiprusoff? No
  2. Will the buyer v. seller debate be settled tonight? In my eyes? Yes. For Dougie? Likely not.
  3. Will the Flames try to get retribution for Cal Clutterbuck's hit on Giordano or Rene Bourque's supposed slew-footing? Surprisingly, after Phaneuf nailed him and Cal dove, nothing much happened.
  4. With Iginla breaking out of his slump, will he drive the Wild crazy all night? Just 1 assist, but it was his first of the year against the Wild.
  5. With only 22 remaining games, can the Wild spark themselves to make a push? Not tonight.


  • The Wild are now 3-17-4 in Calgary.
  • In four games this season, one power play goal has been scored between these two teams.

Game Highlights