Prosser may be in. Scandella looked like he left the skate injured #mnwild— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) February 17, 2016
Tonight the Minnesota Wild look to build its first wining streak in nearly two months as they "pony-up" to the Saddle Dome. After a solid (team) win in John Torchetti's coaching debut,
the lineup stays the same for tonight Nate Prosser may be inserted into the lineup due to a lower body injury to Marco Scandella. Devan Dubnyk gets another start in his home providence too. Torch likes rolling all four lines, nearly every forward (except Koivu, Coyle and Granlund) had the same amount of minutes in Monday's win. Look for Minnesota to roll out is checking line against Calgary's (and every teams) top line a lot tonight. Its all about the matchups with Torch.
Tonight's game is the first of three between these two former divisional foes. Calgary has a nice blend of young talent with a nice supply of veterans. Remind you of another team ya know? But seriously Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett (who is just 19 years old...) are fun to watch. Calgary could very well be in the playoff picture again in the wide open Pacific Division but their special teams is
going to be the death of them. They rank dead last in the power play and second to last on the penalty kill. Minnesota has to take advantage of this tonight. But Calgary has been a bit better on the power play recently scoring on seven (28% efficiency) of their last 25 opportunities.
The Flames line of Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and Jiri Hudler have combined for 25 points in February and have a collective +19 rating over that span.
Minnesota is 9-2-1 in its last 12 games against Calgary, including a current six-game point streak (5-0-1).
The Wild has scored a power-play goal in six straight road games – its longest stretch since 2007.