Nicklas Backstrom was back in the net for a win that put the Wild up 3-0 over the Flames. It was Backstrom's first start since October 27 against Anaheim. He stopped 41 shots as the Wild wno their fifth straight.
Backup Josh Harding had started and won Minnesota's last four games, surrendering only three goals in that span.
Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist for Minnesota. Darroll Powe and Guillaume Latendresse also scored.