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Flames score two late goals to defeat Wild

Minnesota enters Stanley Cup Playoffs on five-game losing streak

by Dan Myers / Correspondent

Sieloff's first NHL goal

CGY@MIN: Sieloff breaks tie with first NHL goal

4/9/16: Patrick Sieloff's backhand deflects off a stick and takes a wicked bounce that finds the net for his first NHL goal and a late 2-1 lead

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There was nothing on the line for the Minnesota Wild when they played the Calgary Flames at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, but the result left plenty of questions as they prepare for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Brandon Bollig and Patrick Sieloff scored 31 seconds apart late in the third period, and goaltender Niklas Backstrom made 35 saves to rally the Flames past the Wild 2-1.

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Wild aim to get untracked entering playoffs

Minnesota's losing streak at four games; Calgary goalie Backstrom could start final NHL game

by Dan Myers / Correspondent

FLAMES (34-40-7) at WILD (38-32-11)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; CITY, FS-N, NHL.TV

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will try and get on track before the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs when they host the Calgary Flames at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.

Minnesota will be the second wild card from the Western Conference when the playoffs begin next week, but has lost four consecutive games. A winning mindset and staying healthy are the Wild's primary objectives.

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