Preview: The Wild is 0-1-1 on its current five-game trip and went 5-6-2 in November after a 6-2-1 October. The Flames are 6-3-1 in their past 10 and coming off a 3-0 win over Toronto.

Players to watch: Flames G Chad Johnson is 6-2 in his past eight starts with three shutouts, including a 1-0 win over the Wild in St. Paul. He had four shutouts in his first 105 career games. Wild G Devan Dubnyk, a Calgary native, is 11-6-3 all-time vs. the Flames with a 2.15 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.

Numbers: The Flames rank 26th in the NHL with 2.27 goals per game and 22nd in 2.92 goals allowed. They have the worst power play in the NHL, clicking at 10.1 percent.

Injuries: Wild D Christian Folin (knee) and C Zac Dalpe (knee) are out. Flames LW Johnny Gaudreau (finger) and D Ladislav Smid (neck) are out; C Lance Bouma (shoulder) is questionable..

Michael Russo