Minnesota Wild defeat Calgary Flames, 2-1

CALGARY, ALBERTA - Like all athletes who double as human beings (allegedly) and breathe the same air we all do (allegedly), Miikka Kiprusoff slumps every now and then.

That's the rumor at least.

The Wild can't substantiate this so-called fact because the Wild only experiences the supernatural version of the Calgary Flames superstar netminder.

That's why it took one extraordinary, superhuman effort Friday night by the Wild to pull a 2-1 overtime victory out of the ...

CALGARY, ALBERTA - Years ago, whenever Jacques Lemaire emerged following the latest Wild defeat inside the Saddledome, the coach's face would be so red, it looked as if he was scorched by the flames that ignite over the ice after each Calgary goal.

But as the losses mounted, Lemaire almost became numb to them. He resigned himself to the fact that the wacky arena, with its saddle-shaped roof, was a house of horrors. Gone was the fury that used to follow Lemaire into post...