SUN Hockey Pool

Game Day

RANDY SPORTAK -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:17 AM ET

Tonight, 6 P.M.

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MINNESOTA WILD (45-24-7)

CALGARY FLAMES (40-25-10)

COMING IN

A third-period comeback gave the Flames a 3-2 win over Chicago Sunday. The Flames have won three straight.

Minnesota's 4-1 victory over Los Angeles Saturday night increased the team's winning streak to a franchise-record nine games.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Calgary has a 3-1-2 record this season against the Wild, with that lone regulation-time defeat in the most recent meeting. The first two meetings in Minny were won by the Wild in shootouts.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- LW Kristian Huselius has two goals and two assists in the last three games.

WILD -- RW Marian Gaborik has an eight-game point streak on the go, with five goals and eight assists.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- D Brad Stuart has netted only two assists in 20 games as a Flame.

WILD -- RW Mark Parrish has only one goal in his last 17 games.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 18.8% (70, 373, T-7th); Minnesota 18.5% (66, 356, 10th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.5% (24th); Minnesota 86% (2nd).

INJURIES

FLAMES -- D Andrei Zyuzin (undisclosed) is day-to-day. RW David Moss (lower body), RW Darren McCarty (hip) and D Richie Regehr (concussion) are out.

WILD -- G Manny Fernandez (knee) is out for the remainder of the regular season. D Petteri Nummelin (groin) is out.

NOTABLES

Minny's record with both Marian Gaborik and Pavol Demitra in the lineup is an impressive 30-7-5. They've combined for 67 points in the last 24 games. Gaborik was out 34 games with a groin injury and the team went 15-17-2 ... The Wild have won 26 home games and the team's total of 97 points is a franchise record, too.


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