|The Flames boast the biggest thorn in the Wild’s skate in Jarome Iginla. The Flames’ captain is the all-time leader against the Wild in points (64), goals (35), and shots (223), is second in games played (68) and PPG (10) and first with a plus-18 rating.
The Flames will be without Miikka Kiprusoff, who is out with a lower body injury. 24-year-old Leland Irving, who has played in three games this season, will be in net for Calgary.
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The Wild will wear its WHITE road sweaters tonight.
|Scoring in one game isn’t typically something anyone would consider a hot streak, but Devin Setoguchi has been playing well of late. Yes, he did score the game winner in overtime against Nashville, but he also managed five shots on goal. After being demoted to the fourth line, Setoguchi has registered eight shots in his last three games, many from in close around the net area, a place he has been visiting more often of late. Hopefully his first goal will get the ball rolling for Seto.
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|The Wild forwards will remain the same as Saturday:
Parise – Koivu – Coyle
Heatley – Granlund – Setoguchi
Cullen – Brodziak – Clutterbuck
Bouchard – Konopka – Rupp
As will the D-pairs:
Suter – Brodin
Gilbert – Stoner
Falk – Prosser
Niklas Backstrom will get the nod in net. Backstrom is 13-9-5 with a 1.91 GAA, a .932 SV% and five shutouts in 31 career games (30 starts) vs. the Flames.
|This is a clean slate. I don't care what happened the first 10 games or whatever. We're not for making excuses, but at the same time, there was no training camp and there was no exhibition. It takes some guys a little time to get going. That's a real thing. Let's hope this is the point where we start to take off.
- Yeo after Saturday night’s win against Nashville
|Forwards Matt Kassian and Torrey Mitchell will be tonight’s healthy scratches, along with defenseman Marco Scandella.
Jared Spurgeon is on Injured Reserve with a lower body injury.
|RW Tim Jackman played at Park Center High School and spent two seasons at Minnesota State University, Mankato (2000-02).||The Wild is 6-3 in its last nine games in Calgary, including three shutouts. Minnesota has outscored Calgary 22-11 in those contests.|
|Wild vs. Predators will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North Plus with a start time at 8:00 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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