Wild vs. Flames preview: Northwest Division rivals meet for 1st time on Monday

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The Calgary Flames (3-4-2) will host the Minnesota Wild (5-5-1) at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday night.

It will mark the first of five meetings between the Northwest Division rivals this season.

Calgary will be entering the night as winners in two of their last three games and having compiled points in three of their last four. Starting the season with a less-than-stellar 1-3-1 start in January, the club has evened out in the second month of the season.

However, they did struggle in their last showing when they fell to the Vancouver Canucks by a finals core of 5-1.

Minnesota will be looking to record their first road victory of the season, as the club has compiled an 0-3-1 record away from Xcel Energy Center.

After jumping out to a 4-2-1 record in January, the club dropped three straight to open February and completed their first win of the month on Saturday night against the Nashville Predators.

Struggling with producing secondary scoring, the team's coach Mike Yeo has faced some criticism with speculation running rampant about his job security.

Monday's game is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., ET and will be broadcast on FS-WI, FS-N+ and SNET-W.

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