TUESDAY'S STORY LINE: Before the Wild and Flames met Saturday, Flames coach Bob Hartley called out his team for being soft. Since then, Calgary has responded with two straight wins, defeating the Wild on Saturday and Phoenix on Sunday. The Flames now have 17 points, one fewer than the Wild. A Calgary win Tuesday would put it ahead of Minnesota in the Western Conference standings.
"It is a huge game," Wild forward Kyle Brodziak said. "We are not too worried about them because obviously right now we are trying to focus on ourselves, and we know it is a huge game any time we play them. We know it's going to be a battle, and we just have to be ready for it. We got to keep building our game staying focused on the process and on what we need to do to be successful every night."
Coach Mike Yeo expressed his displeasure with his team's loss on Saturday in Calgary and is looking forward to seeing how it responds. In the shortened season, there is no time to dwell on losses.
"I think respon...