St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- With just one week left in the regular season, Minnesota failed to help their playoff chances Sunday night, losing to Calgary, 4-1 at home.
The Wild have three games remaining and will likely have to win two out of three to clinch a playoff berth without any help from others.
Zach Parise scored the lone goal for the Wild, his team-high 17th on the season. Minnesota is currently in seventh place in the Western Conference with several teams hot on their trail.
The Wild outshot the Flames 35-24, but Calgary scored three unanswered goals and have won six of their last eight games.
Minnesota (24-18) will play at home again on Tuesday, April 23 against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Kings. They host Edmonton on Friday and wrap up the regular season Saturday at Colorado.
Posted by Sarah Wheeler