The Wild has won two straight games in Calgary for the first time in team history. Two of the Wild's five all-time victories (5-18-4) at the Saddledome have come via shutout.
Minnesota has won four straight overall against Calgary for the first time in team history, outscoring the Flames 14-2. The Wild tied its biggest win ever against the Flames (4-0 at Xcel Energy Center on April 3, 2009).
Minnesota improved to 2-7-0 in its last nine road games. Niklas Backstrom
earned his 19th career shutout. Backstrom earned just his second shutout in his last 49 decisions. Kyle Brodziak
scored a goal and has four points (2-2=4) in his last two games.
Andrew Brunette has a goal in three straight games for the second time this season (Oct. 10-Oct. 16) and has five points (3-2=5) in his last three games. Mikko Koivu
has a four-game assist streak, with six helpers in that span. Koivu's goal snapped a 10-game streak without a goal, and gives him 13 points (3-10=13) in his last 11 games. Koivu's season-high for an assist streak is six games (Dec. 23-Jan. 2). Koivu now has 17 goals - three off his career-high, set in 2006-07 and matched in 2008-09.
Cam Barker, acquired Feb. 12 from Chicago, had an assist and has a point in each of his first two games with the Wild (1-1=2). Barker was also a career-best plus-three.
Brent Burns recorded his ninth career game of plus-three or higher.
Jarome Iginla, the all-time leader against the Wild with 27 goals and 49 points, was held without a goal for the 10th straight meeting with Minnesota. He was minus-two, the first time in his career he has been worse than minus-one versus the Wild.
The Wild and Flames averaged 29.8 PIM/game in their first 54 meetings but had just two minor penalties tonight - both coming against Minnesota. The Wild saw an opponent go without a penalty for just the third time in team history (March 6, 2007, versus San Jose, and March 5, 2009, at San Jose).