Mar 27, 2015
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Flames visit Wild, look to get back into playoff spot

Friday, 03.27.2015 / 12:49 AM

Dan Myers - Correspondent

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Flames visit Wild, look to get back into playoff spot
Calgary Flames vs. Minnesota Wild

FLAMES (40-27-7) at WILD (42-25-7)


Season series: The Minnesota Wild have defeated the Calgary Flames in the first two games, winning 1-0 on Jan. 29 and 3-2 in overtime Feb. 18. Each game was at Scotiabank Saddledome. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk is 2-0-0 with a 0.98 goals-against average and a .970 save percentage.

Flames team scope: Calgary did not practice Thursday, when it traveled to the Twin Cities to begin a five-game road trip. The Flames, who lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, trail the Los Angeles Kings by one point for third place in the Pacific Division and are three behind the Winnipeg Jets for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. Goaltender Jonas Hiller has been in net for each loss against the Wild, but has been stellar. He is 0-1-1 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage, and has solid career numbers against Minnesota (11-6-1, 2.35 GAA, .917 save percentage).

Wild team scope: Minnesota is one point ahead of the Jets for the first wild card into the playoffs from the West and three behind the Chicago Blackhawks for third place in the Central Division. After swapping Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu during the third period of a 2-1 win against the New York Islanders on Tuesday, coach Mike Yeo put Granlund back on the top line between Zach Parise and Jason Pominville. Kyle Brodziak, who missed the game Tuesday because of a lower-body injury, did not practice and won’t play Friday. Ryan Carter, out since Feb. 9 because of an upper-body injury, has been practicing and was cleared to play Monday but is questionable. Dubnyk will start his 33rd consecutive game. Minnesota is 4-1-0 against Calgary in its past five games in St. Paul and 14-5-1 against the Flames in its past 20 overall.

Team Stats

2014-2015 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 27 '15 8:00 PM ET at Wild
Feb 18 '15 MIN 3 at CGY 2 - OT M. Koivu
Jan 29 '15 MIN 1 at CGY 0 Z. Parise
J. Hudler71273966+101464
J. Gaudreau73213758+71473
S. Monahan74292756+410107
M. Giordano61113748+133722
D. Wideman73133447+23242
T. Brodie74112940+183033
L. Bouma72141731+105204
K. Russell7232730+131710
D. Jones60131528+21821
C. Glencross5391928+33921
M. Backlund4491625+51402
J. Colborne5671825+113910
J. Jooris54111021-11444
M. Raymond4912820-6801
P. Byron5661218-3810
M. Granlund4151015-21611
M. Stajan517714+32800
D. Engelland68279-145100
B. Bollig59145-86800
D. Schlemko36134-2800
S. Baertschi15044-3600
R. Diaz52123-61011
D. Shore7112-4000
M. Ferland20022-31400
L. Smid31011-121300
E. Poirier5011+1000
D. Setoguchi12000-7400
B. McGrattan8000-2400
M. Reinhart4000-3000
C. Knight2000+0000
D. Wolf2000+0200
C. Potter2000-1000
J. Hiller4521-18-410211832.44.914
K. Ramo3215-8-3718172.54.913
J. Ortio54-1-091311.98.931
Z. Parise67292857+184193
T. Vanek73193049-43352
J. Pominville74163349+6833
M. Koivu74113243+03842
R. Suter7023436+74011
N. Niederreiter73221335+22655
C. Coyle74112334+123714
M. Granlund6072633+151602
C. Stewart73141731-267950
J. Fontaine6491928+14802
J. Zucker4818523-81802
J. Spurgeon5991322+0632
K. Brodziak6791120-34500
M. Scandella5691120+65214
S. Bergenheim5391019-34002
J. Brodin6331316+19601
E. Haula677613-72811
R. Carter4831013+45300
M. Dumba507512+141912
C. Folin392810+41100
M. Cooke27448-21300
J. Schroeder19347+9200
N. Prosser60257+03201
J. Leopold37134-61910
B. Sutter6033+1400
S. Veilleux12112+01001
K. Ballard14011-32600
S. Bickel9011+14600
J. Blum4011-3200
J. Falk13000-6700
T. Graovac3000+0000
D. Dubnyk5133-11-310114392.07.930
D. Kuemper2913-12-2656752.62.904
N. Backstrom195-7-3514523.04.887
J. Curry20-0-15254.17.800