Minnesota 3, Calgary 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 34-26-6-9 20-10-1-5 14-16-5-4 L4
Minnesota 31-32-2-8 17-15-1-3 14-17-1-5 W2

Recap


WILD 3, FLAMES 2 (SO): Devin Setoguchi scored the lone goal in the fourth round of the shootout and Josh Harding denied all four attempts as host Minnesota damaged the postseason aspirations of its Northwest Division rival.
 
Dany Heatley scored a power-play goal to end an eight-game streak without a point and Darroll Powe snapped a 26-game goalless drought for the Wild, who welcomed back Mikko Koivu. The captain had missed the previous 15 games with a shoulder injury.
 
Lee Stempniak netted a power-play goal and defenseman Anton Babchuk converted on a 5-on-3 advantage for the Flames, who failed to hold a two-goal lead and suffered their fourth straight loss (0-1-3).
 
After Miikka Kiprusoff and Harding denied the first three attempts, Setoguchi skated in and ripped a low shot which beat the Finnish netminder to the stick side. Harding, who finished with 27 saves, then denied Blake Comeau to preserve Minnesota's second straight victory.
 
After Babchuk gave Calgary a 2-0 advantage with his first goal since March 9, 2011, Heatley began Minnesota's comeback by scoring nearly seven minutes later.
 
With his team on the power play, Heatley ripped a one-timer from the left faceoff circle past Kiprusoff for his 21st goal.
 
Powe leveled the contest with 7:37 remaining in the third after he spotted a loose puck and tapped it just over the goal line before Scott Hannan cleared it away. A video review revealed that it was indeed a valid goal.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK
: The Wild snapped a four-game losing skid to the Flames. ... Stempniak's goal snapped Harding's shutout streak at 111 minutes, 39 seconds. Harding improved to 2-5-1 in his career versus the Flames. ... Heatley's goal was his second in 17 games. ... Calgary defenseman Derek Smith suffered an upper body injury and did not return.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Minnesota
Anton Babchuk 1 Points Dany Heatley 1
Anton Babchuk 1 Goals Dany Heatley 1
Jay Bouwmeester 1 Assists Kyle Brodziak 1
Anton Babchuk 1 Power Play Goals Dany Heatley 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Miikka Kiprusoff .933 Save Percentage Josh Harding .931
Miikka Kiprusoff 28 Saves Josh Harding 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 29 2 2-6 5-6 12 30
Minnesota 30 3 1-6 4-6 12 32

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Wild have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .326 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Flames have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .475 after a loss.
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