"We gave up too many shots to be happy, but a lot of those came
on special teams," Flames alternate captain Robyn Regehr said.
"We were happy to get the points, and it's good to know the guys
in here can rebound."
The Flames lost 9-4 at Nashville on Saturday but bounced back.
Langkow scored his 20th goal in the first period and assisted on
Jarome Iginla's team-leading 31st in the third. With the game tied
2-2, Iginla passed to Kristian Huselius for the winner with 5:08 to
play, giving Calgary its first win away from home since defeating
San Jose on Feb. 6.
Carrying the puck into the left corner, Iginla flipped a
backhand pass to Huselius who was closing in on the Wild net from
the left side. Huselius' low shot beat goaltender Manny Fernandez,
giving Huselius two goals in two nights.
After the Flames started the game with six unanswered shots on
goal, Minnesota outshot the Flames 18-5 in the second period and
14-4 in the final 20 minutes. But Calgary struggled on the power
play. Mark Chouinard and Wes Walz scored for the Wild, who have
just two wins since the Olympic break.
"It seems like we wait and see what's going to happen before we
go," Walz said. "In the second and third we played well, but we
waited too long to get going."
Walz's goal came after a long shot by Brian Rolston that
Kiprusoff thought he would grab with his glove. The rebound
squirted to the right of the net, where Walz swatted the puck in
with a low wrist shot.
"When facing a good goaltender, rebounds are a lot more
important than the first shot, because they usually stop it," Wild
coach Jacques Lemaire said. "He's probably the best goaltender in
the league right now. Very solid, very confident."
Kiprusoff, who spent a rare night on the bench in Saturday's
loss to Nashville, made 37 saves in his return. Calgary's penalty
kill was especially stingy, as the Flames allowed just one
power-play goal in seven opportunities. Minnesota had a full 2
minutes of 5-on-3 power play in the first period but managed only
"It was a lot of shots, but they have a few guys who can shoot
the puck, especially on the power play," Kiprusoff said.
Manny Fernandez made 16 saves in the loss.
The news for Minnesota got worse in the first period when a shot
by defenseman Kurtis Foster struck Wild forward Todd White just
above the left skate. White broke his leg on the play and is
expected to be out for 4-to-6 weeks.
"It was just one of those things," said White, who has 19
goals this season. "I stand in front of the net every game. That
one just got me."
The Wild, who rotate their team captaincy, chose Walz to
wear the 'C' the remainder of the regular season. Walz was last
honored in December 2000. ... This was the third contest in
Calgary's seven-game road trip -- its longest this season. ... An
apparent Wild goal by Andrei Zyuzin in the first period was
disallowed after officials ruled that Kyle Wanvig interfered with
Kiprusoff. ... Langkow has recorded two points in three of four