Wild vs Flames Final: 3-0 - Recap
|Wild vs Flames Final: 3-0 - Recap|
Minnesota's defense, led by netminder Niklas Backstrom, shut down Calgary 3-0 at Scotiabank Saddledome on on Tuesday.
Minnesota was an underdog by +120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.
Minnesota got goals from Dany Heatley, Guillaume Latendresse, and Darroll Powe in the victory. Powe opened the scoring at 5:35 of the first period.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 41-save effort for the Wild.
Calgary got a 23-stop effort from Miikka Kiprusoff in the loss.
Minnesota scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Calgary went 0-for-7 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Calgary by a margin of 41-26.
Minnesota heads into a battle against the Sharks. Calgary, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.