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Kuemper, Wild hang on to extinguish Flames 3-2 and stretch season-high winning streak to 5

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    Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper, center, looks to teammate Marco Scandella, right, to clear away the puck as Calgary Flames' Lee Stempniak, left, stands near in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 3, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)The Associated Press

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    Calgary Flames' Lance Bouma, left, gets checked into the boards by Minnesota Wild's Nate Prosser in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 3, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild's Dany Heatley, left, cuts the corner as he is pursued by Calgary Flames' Sean Monahan as goalie Reto Berra, right, defends the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 3, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)The Associated Press

Jared Spurgeon's power-play goal in the third period helped the Minnesota Wild notch their season-high fifth straight win, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

Kyle Brodziak also scored, rookie Darcy Kuemper stopped 21 shots during his 15th start in a row, and the Wild raised their record at home to 22-7-2. Playing in front of their fans for the first time in 25 days due to the Olympic break, the Wild also improved to 14-4-2 since the new year began while welcoming captain Mikko Koivu back from injury.

Zach Parise gave the Wild some insurance by camping in the crease and deflecting a shot past Reto Berra with 5:16 remaining for his 21st goal. Just 77 seconds later, Mark Giordano scored to bring the Flames back within a goal. But Kuemper hung on to raise his record to 11-3-2.