Wild\'s Mark Parrish, center, is sandwiched by Flames\' Chuck Kobasew (19) and Andrei Zyuzin (7). (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
Niklas Backstrom stopped Alex Tanguay and Byron Ritchie in the shootout, to give Minnesota its league-best eighth shootout win. Brian Rolston scored in regulation for Minnesota, which moved into a first-place tie with Calgary and Vancouver in the Northwest Division. The Canucks played Los Angeles later Friday.
Mark Giordano scored for Calgary, which has won just seven road games - third-worst in the league.