Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
Florida has an 11-6-3 record in home games and a 22-20-5 record overall. The Panthers are second in the league serving 12.6 penalty minutes per game.
Minnesota has gone 12-7-3 on the road and 25-15-4 overall. The Wild rank third in NHL play serving 12.3 penalty minutes per game.
Saturday’s game is the first meeting between these teams this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tkachuk has 24 goals and 34 assists for the Panthers. Aleksander Barkov Jr. has three goals and nine assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 6-3-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.1 assists, 5.3 penalties and 12.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
Wild: 5-3-2, averaging three goals, 4.8 assists, 4.3 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
INJURIES: Panthers: Anthony Duclair: out (achilles), Sergei Bobrovsky: day to day (lower body), Spencer Knight: out (undisclosed), Eric Staal: day to day (upper body), Patric Hornqvist: out (upper-body).
Wild: None listed.
The Associated Press