Final

Series (Game 5 of 8)

Calgary leads 6-2

Game 1: Wednesday, October 5th
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Game 2: Tuesday, November 1st
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Game 3: Monday, November 14th
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Game 4: Thursday, December 29th
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Game 5: Saturday, January 14th
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Game 6: Sunday, March 19th
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Game 7: Tuesday, March 21st
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Game 8: Friday, April 7th
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Flames 4

(26-14-5, 57 pts)

Wild 1

(20-20-4, 44 pts)

8:00 PM ET, January 14, 2006

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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CGY 0 1 34
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D. Langkow (Flames - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

K. Huselius (Flames - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

K. Foster (Wild - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Calgary (25-14-5) at Minnesota (20-19-4) 8:00 pm EST

Calgary (25-14-5) at Minnesota (20-19-4) 8:00 pm EST

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- The Calgary Flames can't wait to return home from a disappointing four-game road trip.

Calgary tries to snap a three-game losing streak Saturday in its fifth showdown of the season with its Northwest Division rival, the Minnesota Wild.

The Flames hold a two-point lead over Edmonton, Vancouver and Colorado in a tight division race. Despite their winning record, the Wild are in last place, 11 points behind Calgary.

Jarome Iginla scored his 18th goal and Darren McCarty added his third for the Flames in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders. It was Calgary's first road defeat against the Islanders since 1996-1997.

Minnesota has not played since Monday's 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars in the third contest of a seven-game homestand. Randy Robitaille scored his 10th goal in the opening period.

With six victories in their last nine games, the Wild are expected to have right wing Pierre-Marc Bouchard back in the lineup after he missed two contests with a strained neck.

Goaltender Manny Fernandez has won six of his last seven starts and is 6-7-2 with a 1.90 goals-against average against Calgary.

In their last encounter, the Flames got third-period goals from Steven Reinprecht and Jason Weimer for their third victory over the Wild in four outings, a 4-2 win on December 29.

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