Zach Parise scored in the first period and Devan Dubnyk stopped 30 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a big 1-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
It was Parise's sixth goal in his last six games and No. 20 on the season. Thomas Vanek assisted on the only score 8:59 into the game.
Minnesota (22-20-6) moved within five points of the Flames and the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The Wild have picked up five of six possible points so far on a four-game trip that wraps up Sunday in Vancouver.
Calgary (26-20-3) dropped to 1-1 on a six-game homestand, which continues Saturday against Edmonton.