GAME: Minnesota Wild (14-14-8-0) at Calgary Flames (19-10-2-3).
TIME: Monday, 9 p.m. EST.
The Minnesota Wild look to ride goalie Dwayne Roloson to a franchise
record-tying eight-game unbeaten streak as they host the Calgary Flames at the
Roloson stopped 38 shots Friday as the Wild pulled out a 2-2 tie with the
Detroit Red Wings, giving them a 4-0-3 record over their last seven games.
Roloson, playing in his 20th game, improved his goals-against average to
1.87 -- fourth-best in the NHL through Saturday's games and second only to New
Jersey's Martin Brodeur among goalies with at least 15 appearances.
He allowed the Wild to extend their streak despite being outshot 40-24,
including 19-6 in the third period.
"Our goalie was really good, especially in the third period," Minnesota
coach Jacques Lemaire said. "He had some big saves to make."
Marian Gaborik and Wes Walz scored for Minnesota, which last went unbeaten
in eight games (5-0-3) from Dec. 17, 2000-Jan. 5, 2001.
The Wild, who have outscored their opponents 22-14 during the unbeaten
streak, could easily have earned two points against the Red Wings, but for a
goal that was accidentally tipped in by Minnesota's Sergei Zholtok and credited
to Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg.
"We played a great game," Roloson said. "Unfortunately, those breaks
happen in a game. ... Sometimes a bad bounce happens."
The Flames are coming off Sunday's 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers -- their
10th win in 13 games (9-2-1-1).
Miikka Kiprusoff, who owns the NHL's best goals against average (1.45) and
save percentage (.943), made 20 saves, and Jerome Iginla had a goal and an
assist for Calgary.
"This was a game that, in the past, we might not have won," Iginla said.
"But this year, we're finding ways to win these important games. It feels