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Kaprizov, Wild to host the Flames

April 27, 2022 GMT

Calgary Flames (50-20-10, first in the Pacific) vs. Minnesota Wild (51-22-7, second in the Central)

St. Paul, Minnesota; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota into a matchup against Calgary. He ranks sixth in the NHL with 105 points, scoring 45 goals and recording 60 assists.

The Wild are 28-17-3 in conference matchups. Minnesota ranks third in the Western Conference averaging 3.7 goals per game, led by Kaprizov with 45.

The Flames are 30-13-5 in Western Conference play. Calgary has scored 288 goals and ranks sixth in the NHL averaging 3.6 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk leads the team with 41.

In their last meeting on March 1, Calgary won 5-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alex Goligoski leads the Wild with a plus-42 in 71 games this season. Kevin Fiala has 22 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

Johnny Gaudreau leads the Flames with 113 points, scoring 39 goals and adding 74 assists. Tkachuk has 16 points over the last 10 games for Calgary.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 8-1-1, averaging 4.6 goals, 7.5 assists, four penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with an .895 save percentage.

Flames: 8-1-1, averaging 4.5 goals, 7.5 assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.

INJURIES: Wild: Matt Dumba: out (upper body), Marcus Foligno: out (covid-19), Jared Spurgeon: day to day (upper body), Mats Zuccarello: day to day (lower body).

Flames: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.