6:30 p.m. vs. Florida • BB&T Center • FSN, 100.3-FM
The team is halfway home
Preview: The Wild improved to 1-1 on its four-game road trip after rolling by the Senators 6-4 Tuesday in Ottawa. Its six goals tied a season high, while the team’s 40 shots on net were the most in a game to date. The Panthers return home to begin a four-game homestand after a 2-2-1 road trip. They rallied for a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Tuesday after dropping three straight.
Players to watch: Florida G James Reimer has stopped 161 of 172 shots in his past five games. C Vincent Trocheck is performing at a point-per-game clip, with 34 points through 34 games. D Mike Matheson has three goals in his past five games. … Wild C Mikko Koivu’s goal Tuesday ended a career-high 11-game pointless streak.
Numbers: The Wild’s 15 career wins against the Panthers are its third most against an Eastern Conference opponent. The team ranks second in the NHL in blocked shots (555). Reimer boasts an impressive .959 save percentage and 1.36 goals-against in six career games against the Wild. The Panthers are 6-6-3 on home ice this season.
Injuries: Wild F Zach Parise (back surgery) and G Devan Dubnyk (knee) are out. Panthers G Roberto Luongo (lower body) is also out.