The Minnesota Wild are still in contention for the Northwest Division title. They're also in danger of falling out of playoff contention.
Minnesota will try to avoid a season-high fourth consecutive loss on Monday night when the Calgary Flames look to play spoiler again.
Just five points behind Vancouver with seven games remaining, the Wild (22-16-3) have a chance to end the Canucks' four-year run atop the division. Minnesota, though, should be more concerned about generating some offense in what could turn into the club's fifth straight non-playoff season.
The Wild scored twice on a just-completed 0-2-1 homestand and have netted eight goals during their 1-5-1 swoon.
"The bottom line is that's a big point for us,'' coach Mike Yeo said after Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus. "When you're down (Jason Pominville tied it in the third) and their goalie (Sergei Bobrovsky) is playing like that, to tie it up late, that's a big point.''
Minnesota, though, needs to start picking ...