Posted November 27, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Wild may be among the best teams in the Western Conference, but they'd like to start making things a bit easier for themselves. They usually have an easy time of it against the last-place Calgary Flames. After losing for the first time in six games, the Wild look to re-establish their momentum by continuing their dominance of the visiting Flames on Sunday. Minnesota (13-6-3) is unexpectedly in first place in the Northwest Division, thanks in part to an 8-3-1 home record. However, the Wild had their six-game home winning streak halted Friday when they fell 5-2 to Edmonton. Minnesota allowed the first two goals of the game, and has been outscored 6-1 in its last five opening periods. "Certainly we have been playing with fire, spotting teams the lead lately," coach Mike Yeo said. "There have been a lot of nice stories about us coming back and keeping with our game, but that's something we have to definitely be better at." Facing Calgary (...
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