Flames vs Wild – 6:00 – SNet-W

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Game Day
By: Mike Fawcett

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34-26-14

82 points – 11th in the West

VS

30-32-10

70 points – 13th in the West


Team Stat Comparison
Calgary Category Minnesota
14-16-8 Home/Road Record 16-15-4
5-2-3 Last 10 2-7-1
OT 2 Streak Won 1
183 Goals 155
201 Goals Against 199
17.2% 15th PP% 15.0% 25th
39 PP Goals 34
5 SH Goals Against 4
83.6% 9th PK% 82.9% 13th
39 PP Goals Allowed 42
3 SH Goals 5
787 PIM 867
45.8% 30th Face Off % 51.8% 5th

 

Goaltenders
Calgary
Name Games Played Wins Goals Against GAA Shutouts Saves Save %
Miikka Kipprusoff 64 33 146 2.33 4 1720 0.922
Leland Irving 7 1 21 3.20 0 218 0.912
Henrik Karlsson 7 0 19 3.45 0 161 0.894
Minnesota
Name Games Played Wins Goals Against GAA Shutouts Saves Save %
Nicklas Backstrom 42 17 95 2.44 4 1096 0.920
Josh Harding 29 10 69 2.68 2 757 0.916
Matt Hackett 11 3 19 2.30 0 240 0.927

 

Team Leaders
Calgary Category Minnesota
Jarome Iginla 62 Points Dany Heatley 46
Jarome Iginla 31 Goals Dany Heatley 20
Olli Jokinen 37 Assists Mikko Koivu 27
Alex Tanguay +9 +/- Mikko Koivu +10
Tim Jackman 88 PIM Cal Clutterbuck 95
Iginla & Jokinen 5 Game Winning Goals Heatley & Bouchard 3
Jarome Iginla 230 Shots Dany Heatley 210
Tim Jackman 149 Hits Cal Clutterbuck 246
Scott Hannan 117 Blocked Shots Nate Prosser 100
Jarome Iginla 87 Missed Shots Dany Heatley 87

 

Injuries
Calgary
Mikael Backlund C 02/12/2012 is on injured reserve IR left arm
Lance Bouma LW 03/05/2012 is out indefinitely Out upper body
TJ Brodie D 03/10/2012 is out indefinitely Out upper body
Chris Butler D 02/22/2012 is on injured reserve IR lacerated left thigh
Mike Cammalleri LW 03/05/2012 is out indefinitely Out upper body
Blair Jones C 02/10/2012 is on injured reserve and is out indefinitely IR broken left ankle
Minnesota
Niklas Backstrom G 03/20/2012 is questionable for Thursday’s game against Calgary Questionable lower body
Pierre-Marc Bouchard C 01/05/2012 is on injured reserve and is out indefinitely IR concussion/groin
Justin Falk D 03/05/2012 is out indefinitely Out leg
Mikko Koivu C 02/16/2012 is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Thursday’s game against Calgary IR shoulder
Guillaume Latendresse LW 12/15/2011 is on injured reserve and is out indefinitely IR post-concussion symptoms
Mike Lundin D 02/17/2012 is on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season IR sports hernia surgery
Jarod Palmer C 12/31/2011 is on injured reserve IR upper body
Matchup
Calgary
Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Flames are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. Northwest.
Flames are 8-17 in their last 25 road games.
Flames are 2-5 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Flames are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Minnesota
Wild are 8-25 in their last 33 vs. Western Conference.
Wild are 10-32 in their last 42 overall.
Wild are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Northwest.
Wild are 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win.
Wild are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.

 

Past 10 Meetings
Date Visitor Home
03-11-12 Minnesota 4 Calgary 3
01-07-12 Minnesota 1 Calgary 3
12-20-11 Minnesota 1 Calgary 2
11-27-11 Minnesota 5 Calgary 2
11-08-11 Minnesota 3 Calgary 0
01-19-11 Minnesota 6 Calgary 0
12-20-10 Minnesota 1 Calgary 4
12-18-10 Minnesota 3 Calgary 1
12-03-10 Minnesota 3 Calgary 2 (SO)
11-29-10 Minnesota 0 Calgary 3

 

HD’s Gut Feeling
This is not the time for losses, after 5 stright wins the Flames have lost 3 in a row. Stajan needs some help leading the offense, yes that’s correct I said Matt Stajan leading the Flames offence! The Flames need the big guns to return tonight and shell the Wild. The Flames sit 2 points behind eighth-place Los Angeles in the West.3-1 Flames – Iginla, Jokinen & Giordano

 

Projected Lines
Alex Tanguay Matt Stajan Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Tom Kostopoulos
Lee Stempniak David Moss Blake Comeau
Guillaume Desbiens Roman Horak Tim Jackman
Projected Pairings
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan
Anton Babchuk Derek Smith
Projected Starting Goaltender
Miikka Kiprusoff

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