Minnesota will play their next nine of 12 games on the road. The Wild are desperately in need of some goal production when they visit Calgary Sunday night. Puck drops at 5 p.m.
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Preview: Wild vs. Flames
The Wild (21-14-6) are on the road again looking to improve their goal production. They're visiting Calgary for a Saturday night matchup. Minnesota has dropped 10 out of their last 11 games. These struggles followed a franchise-record seven game road winning streak. The Wild will play nine of their next 12 games on the road. The Flames (18-19-5) are looking to regroup at home after returning from their own rough road trip.
Preview: Wild vs. Blues
The Wild (22-16-6) will meetup with the Blues (25-12-6) on the road Saturday night. Minnesota continued to struggle Thursday losing 5-2 to the Blackhawks. The Wild are now 2-9-3 in their last 14 games. St. Louis also lost on home ice Thursday to Vancouver in overtime. However, that was just the second loss for the Blues in 11 homes games. Minnesota beat St. Louis twice at the Xcel in November.
Preview: Wild vs. Stars
The Wild (22-18-7) look to avoid their fifth consecutive loss when the Stars (24-20-2) return to the Xcel Energy Center Saturday night. Minnesota needs to boost its offense after being outscored 17-6 during an 0-3-1 road trip. Four players from the Houston Aeros will join the Wild for the game in St. Paul. Dallas is also only one loss away from its fifth consecutive defeat.
Preview: Wild vs. Stars
Minnesota (25-19-7) beat Dallas at the Xcel Energy Center two weeks ago. However, the Stars (26-22-2) are looking to win their 15th straight home game against the Wild Saturday night. Both teams are still chasing one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. Minnesota lost 11 straight road games before beating Colorado last month and again Thursday night. The Stars are coming off a two-game winning streak.
Preview: Wild vs. Blue Jackets
Minnesota (25-21-8) continues to struggle as of late, despite being one the best teams in the NHL earlier this season. The Wild have lost their last three games, including a loss on the road in Columbus Tuesday. Minnesota will again face the Blue Jackets (15-33-6) on home ice Saturday night.
Flames keep Wild on skids, win 3-1
Minnesota kicked-off the second half of the NHL season in Calgary Saturday night. But Jarome Iginla helped the Flames beat the Wild, 3-1, with his 500th career goal. Minnesota's Dany Heatly was at least able to spoil the shutout with seven minutes left. The Wild have only one victory in their last 12 games.
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