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Minnesota Wild @ Calgary Flames: Game 75

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Minnesota Wild (35-31-8) vs. Calgary Flames (42-26-6)

Pengrowth Saddledome @ 9:00 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 - Sheppard - Brunette
Nolan - Belanger - Gaborik
Veilleux - Olvecky - Clutterbuck
Weller - Gillies - Fritsche

Johnsson - Schultz
Zidlicky - Skoula
Scott - Bergeron

Backstrom
Harding
Boyd - Jokinen - Iginla
Cammalleri - Langkow - Lundmark
Glencross - Conroy - Bertuzzi
Nystrom - Peters - Van Der Gulik

Phaneuf - Vandermeer
Regehr - Aucoin
Sarich - Leopold

Kiprusoff
McElhinney

Notes

  • Burns and Boogaard stayed home.
  • Bouchard is out with a "headache"
  • The Flames have a 120:28 scoreless streak - 62:14 shy of the team record set from Nov. 5-11, 2002.
  • The Flames have won 13 of the last 14 meetings between the two teams at the Pengrowth Saddledome
  • Miikka Kiprusoff has 23 wins over the Wild, most of any goaltender.

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Wild beat Miikka Kiprusoff?
  2. Will the Flames get healthy against Minnesota?
  3. Can Gaborik stay on a hot streak and continue to drive the team into the playoffs?
  4. Which Niklas Backstrom shows up?
  5. Will we be surprised at the last minute and get the Nolan - Koivu - Gaborik line we all want?