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Welcome back, Calgary

#8 – Calgary Flames

Last Week: Not Ranked

Results last week: Loss against Philadelphia, Loss (OT) at Toronto, Win at Montreal, Win against Vancouver

One week, four games, five points. A win on the road, and one at home. But, what is most impressive is the overtime loss to the Maple Leafs. It took four rounds of a shootout, but getting a point from this game proved pivotal. Toronto scores almost three goals at even strength each game. You held them to one. Good on you.

#7 – Minnesota Wild

Last Week: #6

Results last week: Loss at Los Angeles, Win at Anaheim, Win (OT) at San Jose

Three games on a west coast road trip, and the Wild earned four points. It took overtime to earn those points, but still a good week. Long with the trip, the Wild didn’t rely on their power play, which is top five in the league. Right now, they sit in the final wild card spot. December has started off well for the Wild. Can they keep it up?