NHL Game Summary - Minnesota at Calgary|
(Saturday, March 17th)
Final Score: Minnesota 4, Calgary 2
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Marian Gaborik and Pavol Demitra each posted a
goal and an assist, as Minnesota defeated Calgary, 4-2, at Pengrowth
Stephane Veilleux and Brian Rolston also scored while Niklas Backstrom turned
aside 19 shots for the Wild, who have won six straight.
Despite the victory, Minnesota still trails Vancouver by one point in the
Daymond Langkow and Alex Tanguay lit the lamp for the Flames, who have dropped
Miikka Kiprusoff allowed four goals on 26 shots in the loss as Calgary sits in
the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
With the score knotted at 2-2 at the end of two periods, Minnesota scored
twice in the final frame en route to victory.
Rolston's goal 4:47 into the frame gave the Wild a one-goal edge. From the
right circle, Rolston cranked a heavy slap shot through the pads of a screened
Then, with 5:01 left in the contest, Demitra made it 4-2 after tallying his
23rd goal of the campaign as Minnesota held on for the victory.
Langkow scored 32 seconds into the game to give the Flames an early 1-0 lead.
With 1:57 remaining in the first and the Wild on the power play, Gaborik
evened the score at 1-1 after netting his 25th goal of the season. Demitra fed
the disc in the slot to Gaborik, who quickly snapped a wrister into the top
right corner of the net.
Tanguay tallied 4:32 into the second stanza to give Calgary a 2-1 edge.
Matthew Lombardi dug the puck out of the right corner and centered the disc to
Tanguay, who one-timed the feed past Backstrom.
Veilleux's seventh goal of the campaign evened the score at 2-2 at the 8:40
mark of the second.
Minnesota went 1-for-5 on the power play while Calgary did not score in three
chances with the man advantage...The Wild had 26 shots on goal while the
Flames had 21.
03/18 00:46:12 ET