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MInnesota Wild @ Florida Panthers: Game thread 1

Who's ready for puck drop?

Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE

Game Nine


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BBT Center @ 6:00 PM
Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM; Listen on

Here are the lineups for tonight:

Minnesota Wild
Florida Panthers

Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville
Matt Cooke - Mikael Granlund - Nino Niederreiter
Dany Heatley- Kyle Brodziak - Justin Fontaine
Stephane Veilleux - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Marco Scandella - Jared Spurgeon
Clayton Stoner - Mathew Dumba

Josh Harding - Niklas Backstrom

Tomas Fleischmann - Aleksander Barkov - Brad Boyes
Jonathan Huberdeau - Scott Gomez - Kris Versteeg
Tomas Kopecky - Nick Bjugstad - Scottie Upshall
Jesse Winchester - Marcel Goc - Shawn Matthias

Tom Gilbert - Brian Campbell
Mike Weaver - Dmitry Kulikov
Erik Gudbranson - Matt Gilroy

Timmy Thomas - Jacob Markstrom

Five Questions

1. Will the second line finally score now that they are free from the Heatley handcuffs?

2. Can Matt Dumba rebound from a not so stellar game against Tampa?

3.Could the Wild maybe, kinda, sorta, possibly find a way to stay out of the box? And if they do have to go, could it maybe not be the top penalty killers? PLEASE?

4. Since the Wild are still paying Gilbert this season, does he cut the team any favors?

5. Can the Minnesota Wild make Timmy Thomas lose his shit?