Minnesota Wild defeat Calgary Flames, 4-3

The Wild might get some injured players back for Sunday's matinée with the Calgary Flames.

Defensemen Greg Zanon (broken ankle) and Brent Burns (hip) and left winger Derek Boogaard (nose) are all listed as "possible," for the game, while goalie Niklas Backstrom, who has missed the past six games because of a groin injury, will either start or back up Josh Harding.

The starting goalie will be determined Sunday morning, but at the very least, Backstrom will be availabl...

Late last season when the Wild was fighting for a playoff spot, Andrew Brunette played on a torn ACL and Owen Nolan on a broken toe.

The definition of a gritty, gutsy hockey player is one who plays if he can stand upright, which is why even if it turns out this season's version of the Wild is less than three weeks from being over, you have to give credit to this cast.

Take Sunday, when the Wild outbattled the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 victory at Xcel Energy Center.