Wild, Backstrom Blank Flames 3-0
The Minnesota Wild have won 5 games in a row after a 3-0 win over Calgary on the road Tuesday night. Niklas Backstrom had 41 saves to get the shutout in net for Minnesota. Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist, Darrell Powe and Guillaume Latendresse each added a goal for the Wild. Heatley leads the team with 10 points.
The Wild are 8-3-3 and with 19 points are just 1 point back of Edmonton for first place in the Northwest Division. Minnesota will play at San Jose at 9:30 Thursday, hear the game on WJON.