Minnesota-Calgary: Wild Extinguish Flames, 4-0

March 3rd, 2010 by Nick Maxson Leave a reply »
With spectacular defense and consistent offense, the Minnesota Wild won for the second consecutive time in the Pengrowth Saddledome with a 4-0 victory over Calgary Wednesday night.

Minnesota came out strong in the first period and were physical from the first faceoff.

It was an even contest through the majority of the period until late in the first when, in transition, Owen Nolan set up Kyle Brodziak on a beautiful 2-on-1 to take the lead with just over a minute left.

It was all Calgary in the first five minutes of the second period as the Wild were unable to keep offensive pressure in the Flames zone.

Calgary came out hitting hard and forechecking, pinning Minnesota in their end.

The Wild weathered the storm with some great shot blocking from Greg Zanon and Brent Burns.

Even with that, Minnesota used their speed and great passing from Mikko Koivu and Antti Miettinen to give Andrew Brunette a easy tap-in goal to put Minnesota up by two halfway through the second period.

Brunette is second on the team in goals with 18 and second on the team in points.

Just five minutes later, it's Koivu w ...

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