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Wild 4, Flames 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:50 AM

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Wild 4, Flames 1
Calgary Flames 1, Minnesota Wild 4

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Martin Havlat had a goal and an assist and Niklas Backstrom stopped 34 shots as the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Monday night.

Kyle Brodziak, John Madden and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Wild, who beat the Flames for the second time in three nights. Backstrom is 7-1-1 in his past nine games.

The Wild hadn't scored a power-play goal in more than a month but had two in the third period on Monday.

Minnesota led 1-0 early before Olli Jokinen tied it for Calgary in the second. The Wild were lucky to have given up a single goal - the Flames outshot Minnesota 15-3 in the period, which ended with the crowd booing the home team as it failed to control the puck on its first power play of the game.

But on their second attempt with the man advantage, the Wild regained the lead on Havlat's eighth goal of the season. With a clear cut to the net, Havlat picked up a loose puck in the corner and backhanded it over Miikka Kiprusoff's shoulder to make it 2-1.

Minnesota padded its lead nearly 4 minutes later when Madden's shot from along the goal line hit off Kiprusoff's stick into the net. Clutterbuck added an empty-netter with 45 seconds to play.

Kiprusoff, who has 24 career victories against the Wild, made 19 saves for Calgary.

Brodziak scored his second goal in three games to put Minnesota up 1-0 at 9:18 of the first. After grabbing a rebound off the newly recalled Marco Scandella's shot from the left circle, Brodziak whipped it around Kiprusoff to give the Wild an early lead.

The Flames tied it early in the second when Jokinen beat Backstrom's glove off a pretty feed from Jarome Iginla.

NOTES: Jokinen got his fourth point in the last three games. ... Despite a late-arriving crowd slowed by another Minnesota snowstorm, the Wild announced an attendance of 18,315. That's officially a sellout, although there were plenty of empty seats.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:18
MIN
Kyle Brodziak (6) ASST: Marco Scandella (2), Martin Havlat (22)
1 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
03:23
CGY
Olli Jokinen (6) ASST: Jarome Iginla (17), Alex Tanguay (17)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
06:13
MIN
PPG - Martin Havlat (8) ASST: Cal Clutterbuck (4), Marek Zidlicky (13)
2 - 1 MIN
09:59
MIN
PPG - John Madden (5) ASST: Andrew Brunette (10), Greg Zanon (2)
3 - 1 MIN
19:14
MIN
EN - Cal Clutterbuck (9) ASST: Brent Burns (11)
4 - 1 MIN
penalty summary
1st Period
10:28
MIN
Martin Havlat  Hooking against  Adam Pardy
2nd Period
15:14
MIN
Clayton Stoner  Hooking against  Alex Tanguay
18:29
CGY
Tom Kostopoulos  Roughing against  Marek Zidlicky
3rd Period
03:11
MIN
Niklas Backstrom  Tripping against  Brendan Morrison
05:37
CGY
Brendan Morrison  Interference against  Kyle Brodziak
08:03
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Hi-sticking against  Pierre-Marc Bouchard
17:04
MIN
John Madden  Hooking against  Niklas Hagman
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
12-16-1
SA: 22TOI: 58:41
Saves: 19EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 3
SV%: .864SH: 2 - 2
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 35TOI: 59:54
Saves: 34EV: 29 - 30
PIM: 2PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .971SH: 1 - 1
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