Game Day

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:16 AM ET

COMING IN

The Flames dispatched the defending Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 Tuesday night at the Saddledome for their eighth straight win on home ice. The Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 at home in a shootout to halt a four-game losing skid Tuesday.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Two months into the season and this is the first time the Northwest Division foes meet. They'll face off another seven times, including a return date in Calgary next Tuesday. The Flames went 6-2 against the Wild last year.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- C Daymond Langkow extended his point streak to six games (2-7-9) with a goal and assist Tuesday.

WILD -- F Pierre-Marc Bouchard pulled off a nifty spin-o-rama in the shootout to give Minnesota the win over Chicago.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- The trio of LW Jeff Friesen, C Jamie Lundmark and RW Tony Amonte have no points in five games. Friesen is still looking for his first goal as a Flame and Lundmark his first of the season.

WILD -- G Manny Fernandez holds a .869 save percentage over the last seven games and a 1-5 record in his last six starts.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 14.5% (19-131, 25th); Minnesota 19.2% (24-125, 6th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 79.7% (26th); Minnesota 89.0% (3rd).


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