The Minnesota Wild play three games from Dec. 20-26, including one game at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild enters the week in the midst of a road trip and four game losing streak.
Tuesday: Wild at Calgary Flames (14-15-4)
Season Series: The two teams have split their two previous meetings this season. The road team won both contests. The Wild won 3-0 at the Saddledome in early November.
Leaders: Mikko Koivu leads all Wild players with 10 goals and nine assists in 42 career games against the Flames…Matt Cullen is second with two goals and 16 assists in 33 games…Jarome Iginla is the all-time leader in games played (63), points (59), goals (32), game-winning goals (eight) and shots (206) against the Wild.
Connections: Flames forward Tim Jackman played at Park Center High School and Minnesota State-Mankato.
Tuesday: Wild at Edmonton Oilers (14-16-3)
Season Series: The Wild won three of the four previous meetings, all in a shootout. The Wild has won both meetings in Rexall Place.
Leaders: Pierre-Marc Bouchard leads all Wild players with 10 goals and 30 assists in 41 career games against the Oilers…Koivu has three goals and 29 assists in 43 games…Ryan Smyth leads all Oiler players with 18 goals and 21 assists in 55 career games against the Wild…Shawn Horcoff has 10 goals and 18 assists in 53 games.
Connections: Kyle Brodziak was originally drafted by the Oilers in the seventh round of the 2003 Entry Draft. He played four seasons for the Oilers before being traded to the Wild during the 2009 Entry Draft…Eric Belanger played over two games for the Wild from 2007-10…Andy Sutton played parts of two seasons with the Wild from 2000-02…Cam Barker played 71 games for the Wild from 2010-11…Ryan Jones was drafted by the Wild in the 2004 Entry Draft…Tom Gilbert (Minneapolis) was born in the State of Hockey.
Tuesday: Colorado Avalanche (16-17-1) at Wild
Season Series: The Wild won the only meeting so far this season. The Wild shutout the Avalanche 1-0 at the Xcel Energy Center on Nov. 17. Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 shots for the win.
Leaders: Koivu leads all Wild players with 11 goals and 18 assists in 40 games against the Avalanche…Cullen has 11 goals and 13 assists in 34 games…Milan Hejduk leads all Avalanche players with 21 goals and 26 assists in 59 games against the Wild…Paul Statsny has nine goals and 15 assists in 32 games.
Connections: Erik Johnson (Bloomington) played college hockey for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and was born in the State of Hockey…Chuck Kobasew played 125 games for the Wild from 2009-11.