8:30 p.m. at Calgary • Scotiabank Saddledome • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: The Wild suffered its first regulation loss in 11 games Monday with a 3-2 loss at Vancouver. Conversely, the Flames rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Boston with 2.4 seconds left in overtime. The Flames are the NHL’s best comeback team, rallying for a team-record 10 victories when trailing in the third period. The NHL record is 12.
Players to watch: Flames D Mark Giordano, who many are touting as a Norris Trophy candidate, leads NHL defensemen with 47 points. D TJ Brodie is tied for 14th with 34 points and leads the NHL with a plus-24. C Jiri Hudler has 47 points. D Kris Russell leads the NHL with 181 blocked shots. Wild LW Zach Parise has nine goals in the past 14 games. Calgary native Devan Dubnyk will start his 15th in a row. He has allowed six goals in his past two starts. LW Nino Niederreiter is coming off his second multigoal game of the season.
Numbers: The Wild is 3-0-1 in its past four in Calgary and is 9-4-1 in its past 14 at Calgary after starting its franchise 3-18-4 at Calgary. … The Wild is 26-for-26 on the penalty kill in 10 games since the All-Star break. The Wild has outscored opponents 18-5 in the past 14 first periods.
Injuries: Wild LW Thomas Vanek (lower body) is probable. LW Jason Zucker (collarbone), LW Ryan Carter (upper body), LW Matt Cooke (sports hernia) and D Keith Ballard (concussion) are out. Flames C Sam Bennett (shoulder) and D Ladislav Smid (upper body) are out.