6 P.M. at FLORIDA BB&T CENTER • FSN, 100.3-FM
Preview: The Wild is 1-2 on its four-game road trip, having scored four goals in three games and losing consecutive games at Toronto and Tampa Bay. The Wild is 1-3 on the road this season. The Panthers have lost six of eight. The Wild is 5-2 all-time in Sunrise, Fla., and 9-4-2 vs. Florida overall.
Players to watch: LW Dany Heatley is off to the worst start of his career — no goals, one assist in eight games. His longest goal drought is nine games, which happened twice last season. C Mikael Granlund is also still searching for his first goal. LW Zach Parise has no goals and is minus-3 in his past three games. Goaltender Josh Harding leads the NHL with a 1.15 goals against average. Former Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is expected to start for Florida. D Tom Gilbert will play his first game against Minnesota since being bought out last summer. He has two assists and is averaging almost 21½ minutes a game.
Numbers: The Wild has given up at least one power-play goal in seven of eight games and has surrendered nine goals on 32 chances (71.9 percent, 27th in the NHL). … D Ryan Suter leads the NHL in average ice time per game (29:01). … The Wild leads the NHL in faceoff win percentage (.571).
Injuries: Wild D Keith Ballard (head) is questionable. C Charlie Coyle (knee) and LW Mike Rupp (knee) are out. Panthers D Ed Jovanovski (hip) is out.
Note: The Wild reassigned to G Darcy Kuemper to AHL Iowa.
|Cleveland||70||4th Qtr 7:20|
|Washington||63||4th Qtr 8:41|
|Golden State||69||3rd Qtr 7:11|
|New York||52||3rd Qtr 7:08|
|Orlando||58||3rd Qtr 5:21|
|Charlotte||73||3rd Qtr 1:33|
|LA Clippers||35||2nd Qtr 2:04|
|Brooklyn||57||2nd Qtr 0:29|
|Miami||54||2nd Qtr 0:25|
|Minnesota||44||2nd Qtr 0:00|
|San Antonio||9:00 PM|
|Oklahoma City||9:30 PM|
|Boston||2||3rd Prd 8:34|
|Calgary||0||3rd Prd 11:34|
|Washington||0||3rd Prd 18:04|
|Chicago||0||2nd Prd 3:09|
|Colorado||0||1st Prd 2:54|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|
|Fairfield||60||2nd Half 0:45|
|Manhattan||65||2nd Half 1:29|
|Saint Peters||62||2nd Half 0:33|
|Ohio||23||2nd Half 20:00|
|St Josephs Brooklyn||35||FINAL|
|Western Carolina||73||2nd Half 2:51|
|Colorado||28||2nd Half 20:00|
|Southern Ill||40||2nd Half|
|Indiana State||43||2nd Half 15:30|
|Illinois State||29||2nd Half|
|Northern Iowa||34||2nd Half|
|Utah||15||1st Half 7:07|
|(10) Arizona State||10|
|Providence||26||1st Half 3:48|