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Minnesota Wild @ Florida Panthers: Game 15

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Minnesota Wild (7-5-2) vs Florida Panthers (6-7-0)

Philips Arena @ 6:30PM CST Television: FSN (HD)
Listen live on Wild.com

For the Florida perspective, check out Litter Box Cats

Minnesota Wild
Florida Panthers

Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Antti Miettinen
Cal Clutterbuck - Matt Cullen - Martin Havlat
Eric Nystrom - John Madden - Casey Wellman
Brad Staubitz - Kyle Brodziak - Cody Almond

Greg Zanon - Clayton Stoner
Nick Schultz -Brent Burns
Justin Falk - Marco Scandella

Jose Theodore
Niklas Backstrom

Christopher Higgins - Stephen Weiss - Michael Frolik
David Booth - Shawn Matthias - Rostislav Olesz
Steven Reinprecht - Michael Santorelli - Steve Bernier
Darcy Hordichuk - Marty Reasoner - Radek Dvorak


Bryan McCabe - Dmitry Kulikov
Dennis Wideman - Bryan Allen
Mike Weaver
- Jason Garrison

Tomas Vokoun
Scott Clemmensen

Well, last night was ugly, but nobody got hurt, and the Wild have the opportunity to rebound right away. After a loss like that, it's always best to be able to get it out of your head and play immediately rather than dwell on what happened.

So tonight, the Wild face what on paper looks like an overmatched Florida team. None of those names strike fear in the hearts of men. Of course, we've seen that before, but seriously, look at that lineup. However, Michael Frolik has scored in three straight games, and is coming into his own. David Booth also seems to have shaken off the concussion issues of last season and is playing really well. The Wild will have to focus on stopping these two.

In other news, Radek Dvorak is going to set a new Panthers record tonight for games played with 574. Hard to believe he was once part of a Stanley Cup run with Florida. Ask Russo about him. He has tons of stories.

Anyway, drop the puck.

Five Questions:

  1. How will Scandella look in his NHL debut?
  2. Can the Wild rebound from a dismal performance in Atlanta?
  3. With Mikko Koivu back with his partner in crime, will he get out of his funk?
  4. Does Jose Theodore follow up his great performance against the Blue Jackets with another strong showing tonight?
  5. Will SpaethCo fall victim to a snowbird attack?