Minnesota 3, Calgary 2

Monday, March 3, 2014 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 23-31-4-3 12-15-3-0 11-16-1-3 L1
Minnesota 34-21-3-4 22-7-1-1 12-14-2-3 W5

Recap


 Wild 3, Flames 2: Defenseman Jared Spurgeon scored a power-play goal 5:49 into the third period to snap a tie and host Minnesota held on to extend its winning streak to a season-high five games.

Kyle Brodziak and Zach Parise also tallied for the Wild, who improved to 5-0-1 in their last six contests. Mikael Granlund notched a pair of assists and Darcy Kuemper turned aside 21 shots.

Mike Cammalleri and captain Mark Giordano scored for the Flames, who have failed to record more than two goals in five of their last six games. Reto Berra finished with 24 saves.

After a scoreless first period, Minnesota got on the board nine minutes into the second as Berra turned over the puck behind his own net and Brodziak fired it into the vacant cage. Calgary pulled even with 3:19 remaining in the session as defenseman Dennis Wideman's shot from the right point deflected right to Cammalleri, who buried a shot from the left faceoff circle for his 14th goal.

The Wild took advantage of a hooking penalty on Giordano early in the third as Spurgeon beat a screened Berra from the top of the slot for the go-ahead tally. Parise added a much-needed insurance goal with 5:16 to play as Giordano beat Kuemper from the left circle 77 seconds later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cammalleri's goal was his first since Jan. 6, ending a nine-game drought. ... Flames RW David Jones suffered an upper-body injury in the second period and did not return. ... The assist on Giordano's tally by Calgary C Markus Granlund, who is the younger brother of Minnesota's Mikael, was his first NHL point. ... Parise registered three goals and two assists against Calgary as the Wild went 2-0-1 in the season series.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Minnesota
Michael Cammalleri 1 Points Mikael Granlund 2
Michael Cammalleri 1 Goals Kyle Brodziak 1
Joe Colborne 1 Assists Mikael Granlund 2
N/A Power Play Goals Jared Spurgeon 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Reto Berra .889 Save Percentage Darcy Kuemper .913
Reto Berra 24 Saves Darcy Kuemper 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 23 2 0-1 1-2 4 27
Minnesota 27 3 1-2 1-1 2 27

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Dallas. The Wild have a W/L % of .606 after a win and .483 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Flames have a W/L % of .304 after a win and .421 after a loss.