Tomorrow night our Minnesota Wild (13-9-2, 28pts) carry their 4-game win streak into Calgary in what’s expected to be another eventful battle.Kirill Kaprizov will lead the team while he looks to extend his career best point streak to 13 games. During this stretch, the Russian winger has tallied eight goals along with eleven assists (19pts), tying the franchise record.
(ICYMI, just a few days ago in Texas the sniper tallied a PPG along with an easy looking shootout goal that helped lead the team to victory.)It hasn’t all been Kaprizov, though. Offensive production has found its groove during the win streak where all lines seem to be rolling. Better late than never, right?
On the other side of the border, Calgary (12-10-3, 27pts) looks to cool the Wild with the help of Nazem Kadri (19pts) and Elias Lindholm (19pts) who continue to hold their own for the Flames.While the netminders have yet to be announced at the time of this article being published, I would guess Gustvasson will get the nod. Reason being it’ll give Fleury an extra few days of rest before Friday’s battle against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. A rematch of last week’s game that saw the Wild beat the crap out of the winded Canadian team.
With the Wild arriving in Canada following the Dallas game, the team had a chance to build the chemistry in their version of the Amazing Race. While details of the team outing remain internal, it looks like it was exactly what the team needed. Plus, Kaprizov tackling Reaves? HA! YES!
Friends, I think tomorrow will be a back-and-forth game, and this is what I’m thinking…
Minnesota Wild – 4
Calgary Embers – 3
- Kirill Kaprizov
- Matt Boldy
- Jordan Greenway