Wild-Calgary preview

  • Updated: April 15, 2013 - 12:20 AM

8 P.M. at CALGARY • FSN-Plus,100.3-FM

Preview: The Wild, 1-5-1 in its past six and in seventh place in the Western Conference, plays at Calgary for the final time this season. The Wild is 2-1 vs. the Flames this season. The Flames have won three of their past four games.

Players to watch: Zach Parise has no goals and three assists in April and linemate Mikko Koivu has no points at all this month. This comes after a stretch in which Koivu had points in seven consecutive games. Parise scored 27 seconds into overtime to give the Wild a 2-1 victory over Calgary on Feb. 26. Wild G Niklas Backstrom is 2-1-0 vs. Calgary this season with a 1.30 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage. Flames C Matt Stajan has two goals vs. the Wild this season.

Numbers: The Wild has scored eight goals and allowed 16 goals in April, going 4-for-16 on the power play. Minnesota is 6-3-0 in its past nine road games and 7-4-0 in its past 11 games in Calgary.

Injuries: Wild G Josh Harding (illness), W Dany Heatley (shoulder surgery) and C Zenon Konopka (foot) are out. C Matt Cullen (lower body) is questionable. Calgary LW/C Lance Bouma (knee surgery), C/LW Paul Byron (broken hand) and LW Alex Tanguay (knee) are out. G Mikka Kiprusoff (undisclosed), Stajan (upper body), LW Curtis Glencross (flu-like symptoms) and W Brian McGrattan (shoulder) are questionable.

KENT YOUNGBLOOD

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: E. Volquez 1
LA Angels - WP: T. Skaggs 7 FINAL
Washington - LP: T. Jordan 2
Kansas City - WP: J. Shields 8 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar 2
Baltimore - LP: E. Meek 3 FINAL
Toronto - WP: S. Delabar 9
Chicago WSox - LP: C. Leesman 6 FINAL
Detroit - WP: J. Verlander 8
St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright 3 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: D. Gee 0
Miami - WP: J. Fernandez 1 FINAL
Atlanta - LP: A. Wood 0
Minnesota - LP: K. Gibson 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: D. Price 7
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 9 FINAL
Boston - LP: J. Lester 3
Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy 2 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Hammel 9
San Diego - WP: D. Roach 2 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: A. Figaro 1
San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner 1 FINAL
Colorado - WP: F. Morales 2
Texas - WP: A. Ogando 5 FINAL
Oakland - LP: L. Gregerson 4
Houston - WP: C. McHugh 5 FINAL
Seattle - LP: E. Ramirez 2
Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo 3 FINAL
Los Angeles - LP: J. Howell 2
Atlanta 85 FINAL
Indiana 101
Brooklyn 95 FINAL
Toronto 100
Washington 101 FINAL
Chicago 99
Tampa Bay 3 FINAL
Montreal 4
Boston 3 FINAL
Detroit 0
NY Rangers 4 FINAL
Philadelphia 1
San Jose 4 FINAL(OT)
Los Angeles 3
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close