Calgary 4, Minnesota 1

Sunday, April 21, 2013 6:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 19-22-1-3 13-9-0-2 6-13-1-1 W3
Minnesota 24-18-1-2 13-7-0-2 11-11-1-0 L2

Recap


Flames 4, Wild 1: Defenseman Mark Cundari collected a goal and an assist in his NHL debut and Joey MacDonald stopped 34 shots as Calgary opened its season-ending four-game road trip with its third straight victory.

Mike Cammalleri had a goal and an assist and Mikael Backlund and Jiri Hudler also tallied for the Flames, who improved to 6-2-0 in their last eight contests.

Zach Parise scored his team-leading 17th goal and Niklas Backstrom made 20 saves for Minnesota, which is winless in its last five home games (0-4-1). Columbus skated to a 4-3 win over San Jose to pull even with the Wild in points for seventh place in the Western Conference. The Wild have a game in hand, however.

With the score knotted at 1-1 midway through the second period, Backstrom bobbled a rebound from a Lee Stempniak opportunity and Backlund flicked the bouncing puck into an open net. Cammalleri increased the advantage after drawing a holding penalty on Wild defenseman Tom Gilbert, flipping an awkward shot over Backstrom’s stacked pads with 7:20 remaining in the game..

Acquired in the trade that sent Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis, Cundari fired a quick wrist shot from the right faceoff dot that found the top of the net with 6:23 remaining in the first period. Hudler’s empty-net tally was also scored with the man advantage as the Flames finished 3-for-3 on the power play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Calgary D T.J. Brodie finished with two assists. ... Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu assisted on Parise's goal for his second point in 11 contests. ... The Flames travel to Nashville, St. Louis and Chicago to end their campaign, while Minnesota hosts Los Angeles and Edmonton before closing its regular season at Colorado.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Minnesota
Michael Cammalleri 2 Points Zach Parise 1
Michael Cammalleri 1 Goals Zach Parise 1
T. J. Brodie 2 Assists Charlie Coyle 1
Michael Cammalleri 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joey MacDonald .971 Save Percentage Niklas Backstrom .870
Joey MacDonald 34 Saves Niklas Backstrom 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 24 4 3-3 3-3 11 25
Minnesota 35 1 0-3 0-3 11 36

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Los Angeles . The Wild have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Nashville . The Flames have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .462 after a loss.