WILD (21-18-0-3) AT FLAMES (21-15-2-2)
7 P.M., 'DOME
Calgary's six-game homestand ends tonight and it's been very good, with four victories -- including a gritty 4-2 win over Dallas Saturday night -- in five outings.
After starting a five-game homestand with three wins, the Wild arrive in Calgary coming off a 2-1 shootout loss to Colorado, which was preceded by a 3-2 defeat to Tampa.
Last month was the first two of eight meetings, with Minnesota taking the opener 3-2 in a shootout and the Flames, paced by a four-point game from Jarome Iginla, replying with a 5-2 thrashing. Minny is 0-6-1 in the last seven games in Calgary.
FLAMES -- Byron Ritchie has three goals in the last two games, while Alex Tanguay is on a spree with three goals and five assists in the last five games.
WILD -- Mikko Koivu (1-4-5) and Mark Parrish (4-3-7) are riding four-game point streaks.
FLAMES -- Jeff Friesen (32 games) and Jamie Lundmark (36 games) are both looking for their first goals.
WILD -- Pascal Dupuis has one goal in 19 games, and only three assists in that span.
FLAMES -- F Marcus Nilson (knee), RW Jarome Iginla (knee), RW Chuck Kobasew (concussion), RW Darren McCarty (hip), D Richie Regehr (concussion) are out.
WILD -- D Patteri Nummelin (hip) is out.
Calgary summoned LW Eric Godard from AHL Omaha ... Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff is going for his 100th NHL victory ... After missing 34 games due to a groin injury, Marian Gaborik returned to face Colorado and had five shots on goal in nearly 13 minutes of action ... The Wild are 4-14-1 (.236) on the road this season, having lost its last five road contests.