FLAMES (19-14-5) at WILD (17-15-5)
5 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, SNW, NHL.TV
Devan Dubnyk will make his first home start since rejoining the Minnesota Wild, against the Calgary Flames at Xcel Energy Center on Monday.
The goalie, who missed 15 games attending to a medical situation relating to his wife, Jenn, allowed five goals on 40 shots in his return, an 8-5 win at the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. Dubnyk made three saves in relief of Alex Stalock in a 6-0 home loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. His last start at Xcel Energy Center was on Nov. 16, when he allowed four goals on 28 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Wild are 1-3-0 in their past four games after going 7-1-1 in their previous nine games.
The Flames ended a three-game winless streak (0-2-1) with a 5-1 win at the Dallas Stars on Sunday; Calgary's skid followed a season-long seven-game winning streak.
Players to watch
Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past two games.
Wild center Eric Staal has nine points (five goals, four assists) in his past six games.
They said it
"The last five or six games, I think we've played well. It's a good feeling and he's a good player. Just get open, keep building chemistry, and we'll be fine." -- Flames center Elias Lindholm on linemate Matthew Tkachuk
"[The Flames had] won seven in a row. That's what usually happens, is losing streaks follow winning streaks. … But that being said, I think we're looking at a team that's dangerous. Last year they won the Pacific Division and when they all play their best, they're a very deep team and they're going to give anybody trouble." -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Mikael Backlund
Matthew Tkachuk -- Elias Lindholm -- Andrew Mangiapane
Milan Lucic -- Derek Ryan -- Sam Bennett
Zac Rinaldo -- Mark Jankowski -- Tobias Rieder
Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic
Mark Stone -- Rasmus Andersson
Scratched: Dillon Dube, Oliver Kylington, Michael Frolik
Wild projected lineup
Zach Parise -- Eric Staal -- Mats Zuccarello
Ryan Donato - Joel Eriksson Ek -- Kevin Fiala
Jordan Greenway -- Nico Sturm -- Luke Kunin
Marcus Foligno -- Victor Rask -- Ryan Hartman
Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin -- Carson Soucy
Brad Hunt -- Matt Dumba
Scratched: Nick Seeler
Injured: Greg Pateryn (lower body), Mikko Koivu (lower body), Jason Zucker (lower body)
Eriksson Ek returns after missing four games with a lower-body injury. …The Wild reassigned center Luke Johnson to Iowa of the American Hockey League on Saturday.
Gaudreau has six points (four goals, two assists) in his past six games. …. The Wild are 9-1-3 in their past 13 home games. … Parise has 21 points (13 goals, eight assists) in 23 games against Calgary.