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NHL: Free Play February 11th

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Posted Sunday, February 10, 2013 06:37 PM   0 comments
Minnesota is 5-5-1, and is coming off a 2-1 OT win over Nashville on the 9th, a victory that snapped a three game slide in which the Wild scored a combined 3 goals.

The Wild though have lost four straight on the road.

It was Devin Setouguchi who scored with just 40 seconds left in the extra frame which was the difference vs. the Predators, and snapped a 10-game goal drought for him.

Note that Minnesota has seen the total go "under" the number in three of four this year vs. teams with losing records.

Calgary is 3-4-2, and is coming off a 5-1 loss at Vancouver on the 9th.

Goaltender Leland Irving will make his third start of the year in place of the injured Mikka Kiprusoff:

"Leland Irving kept us in the game. Without him, it would have been much worse than this," Flames' coach Bob Hartley assessed after the loss to the Canucks. "The bottom line is they outworked us. They wanted it more than us.

"We need to show urgency. We're not going to get any gifts from anyone."

Note that Calgary has seen the total go "under" the number in two of three this year after allowing 4 goals or more.

Expect these two offensively challenged divisional opponents to battle each other tough, and look for this total to sneak below the posted number!
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