Wild vs Flames – 7:30 – SNet-Cgy

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in Game Day
By: Mike Fawcett

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7-3-3

17 points – 5th in the West

VS

6-6-1

13 points – 12h in the West


Team Stat Comparison
Minnesota Category Calgary
2-1-2 Home/Road Record 3-3-1
6-2-2 Last 10 5-4-1
Won 4 Streak Won 1
30 Goals 30
26 Goals Against 32
11.1% 27th PP% 17.8% 13th
6 PP Goals 8
1 SH Goals Against 1
82.2% 17th PK% 82.6% 15th
8 PP Goals Allowed 8
1 SH Goals 0
143 PIM 148
49.6% 18th Face Off % 46.8% 28th

 

Goaltenders
Minnesota
Name Games Played Wins Goals Against GAA Shutouts Saves Save %
Josh Harding 5 4 6 1.18 1 164 0.965
Nicklas Backstrom 8 3 19 2.30 0 196 0.912
Calgary
Miikka Kipprusoff 10 6 21 2.19 0 260 0.925
Henrik Karlsson 4 0 10 2.94 0 101 0.910

 

Team Leaders
Minnesota Category Calgary
5 tied with 8 Points Alex Tanguay 11
Matt Cullen 6 Goals Rene Bourque 5
Koivu & Bouchard 7 Assists Alex Tanguay 8
Guillaume Latendresse +6 +/- Hagman & Babchuk +3
Brad Staubitz 20 PIM Cory Sarich 23
Dany Heatley 2 Game Winning Goals 6 tied with 1
Dany Heatley 42 Shots Olli Jokinen 41
Cal Clutterbuck 49 Hits Tom Kostopoulos 22
Nick Schultz 26 Blocked Shots Mark Giordano 36
Dany Heatley 19 Missed Shots Jay Bouwmeester 14

 

Injuries
Minnesota
Mikael Backlund – C – 10/04/2011 – is on injured reserve and is expected to miss six weeks – broken left pinkie finger
Brett Carson – D – 10/05/2011 – is on injured reserve – back
Raitis Ivanans – LW – 10/05/2011 – is on injured reserve – concussion
Calgary
Mike Lundin – D – 10/09/2011 – is on injured reserve and is out indefinitely – back spasms
Clayton Stoner – D – 11/06/2011 – is questionable for Tuesday’s game against Calgary – finger
Greg Zanon – D – 10/21/2011 – is on injured reserve – groin

 

Matchup
Minnesota
Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Northwest.
Wild are 6-13 in their last 19 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Wild are 3-9 in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest.
Wild are 4-9 in their last 13 road games.
Calgary
Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Flames are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Northwest.
Flames are 7-2 in their last 9 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Flames are 8-3 in their last 11 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
Flames are 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win.

 

Past 10 Meetings
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1/19/2011 Minnesota 6 Calgary 0
12/20/2010 Calgary 1 Minnesota 4
12/18/2010 Minnesota 3 Calgary 1
12/03/2010 Calgary 3 Minnesota 2 (SO)
11/29/2010 Minnesota 0 Calgary 3
11/05/2010 Calgary 1 Minnesota 2
04/08/2010 Minnesota 2 Calgary 1 (SO)
03/21/2010 Calgary 3 Minnesota 4
03/07/2010 Calgary 5 Minnesota 2
03/03/2010 Minnesota 4 Calgary 0

 

HD’s Gut Feeling
The key to winning this one is beating Backstrom. Vs Calgary he is 12-7-5 with a 1.84 goals against average, a .932 save percentage and four shutouts. In the last five meetings, he has allowed only three total goals. On the flip side of the coin Kiprusoff is 25-14-1-4 with a 2.04 goals against average and four shutouts in 44 career games against Minnesota. Expect a low scoring game but the good guys will pull it out back home after their 2-1 road trip. Flames win by the same score the beat Colorado 2-1 – Horak & Iginla.

 

Projected Lines
Alex Tanguay Roman Horak Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Rene Bourque
Nicklas Hagman Matt Stajan Lee Stempniak
Tom Kostopoulos Brendan Morrison Tim Jackman
Projected Pairings
Scott Hannan Mark Giordano
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Derek Smith Anton Babchuk
Projected Starting Goaltender
Miikka Kiprusoff

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