Wild coach Mike Yeo took away mostly positives despite Minnesota having its win streak snapped the last time out, but Zach Parise remains concerned about the club’s power play.
Filip Forsberg scored the lone goal in a shootout, and the Nashville Predators beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night after squandering a two-goal lead in the final minute of the third period.
Nick Bjugstad was given fair warning that he could be part of the shootout gang. It helped get him into the right state of mind.
The Florida Panthers are becoming one of the more well-rounded teams in the NHL.
Nick Bjugstad had two goals and two assists, and Brad Boyes scored twice during the Florida Panthers’ four-goal second period in a 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.
Lance Bouma scored the go-ahead goal to lift the Calgary Flames to a 6-4 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
Sean Couturier had a goal and an assist in the first period, Jakub Voracek continued his offensive surge, and the Philadelphia Flyers cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Brad Marchand scored 3:27 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to their ninth straight win over the Florida Panthers, 2-1 on Tuesday night.
The Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres were the two worst teams in the NHL last season, and so far it doesn’t look as if things will be much better in 2014-15.
The Florida Panthers are on the brink of their worst start to a season in seven years, but putting Roberto Luongo back in net against the Ottawa Senators could prevent that from happening.