|The Flames boast two of the most successful forwards to ever play the Wild. RW Jarome Iginla is the all-time leader against Minnesota in points (64), goals (35), and shots (223) and is second in games played (68) PPG (10) and a plus-17 rating. LW Alex Tanguay ranks fifth all-time with 44 points (14-30=44) in 56 contests.||Dust off your platform shoes and bellbottoms because it is Retro Night in Calgary.
The Wild will wear its WHITE road sweaters.
|Matt Cullen posted his 15th career multiple-goal game and his 25th career three-point game Thursday in Edmonton. He also moved to 198 career goals in 1,047 career games. Since Jan. 27, Cullen is the Wild’s leading scorer with nine points (3-6=9). Cullen is also a plus-3 in his last two games.
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Mikael Granlund will come out of the lineup for Konopka:
Parise – Koivu – Heatley
Zucker – Cullen – Setoguchi
Coyle – Brodziak – Bouchard
Rupp – Konopka – Mitchell
The D-pairs will remain the same as Thursday:
Suter – Brodin
Gilbert – Stoner
Prosser – Spurgeon
Backstrom is 14-9-5 with a 1.88 GAA and a .933 SV% in his career against Calgary –his second-lowest GAA against any Western Conference team.
|We have to fill his shoes. We have to make sure the rest of our team is committed to playing a physical type of game…we have to make sure we find a way to make up for (Clutterbuck) not being in the lineup.
- Yeo on Clutterbuck being out of the lineup
|Defenseman Justin Falk and forward Mikael Granlund will be tonight’s healthy scratches.
Clutterbuck is out with a lower body injury. Josh Harding didn't make the trip as he deals with multiple sclerosis.
|RW Tim Jackman played at Park Center High School and spent two seasons at Minnesota State University, Mankato (2000-02).||The Wild has had five rookies make their NHL debut this season –D Jonas Brodin (1/25), F Charlie Coyle (2/4), C Mikael Granlund (1/19), G Darcy Kuemper (2/12), LW Johan Larsson (2/17). Six rookies have skated for the Wild this season – only Ottawa (eight) has had more rookies play this season.|
|Wild at Flames will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North with a start time at 9:00 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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