Minnesota vs Calgary Wrap - Minnesota Wins 4-3
|Minnesota vs Calgary Wrap - Minnesota Wins 4-3|
Minnesota earned a 4-3 victory over Calgary behind a 2-goal performance from Jason Pominville on Monday at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Wild were a -145 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.
Minnesota got goals from Jason Pominville (2), Pierre-Marc Bouchard, and Mikko Koivu in the victory. Koivu opened the scoring at 2:17 of the first period.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 20-save effort for the Wild.
Jiri Hudler, Sven Baertschi, and Ben Hanowski scored for the Flames, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Joey MacDonald stopped 23 of 27 shots for the Flames, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-2, while the Flames were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Calgary lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 27-23.
Minnesota heads into a battle against the Oilers. Calgary, meanwhile, will have their next action against Detroit.