The Panthers haven’t played Minnesota in over a year. Florida is looking to halt a season high three game losing streak and hold on to the slight edge they hold in the Southeast Division.
Panthers center John Madden spent last season with the Wild, scoring 12 goals and 13 assists with a minus-9 rating and 10 penalty minutes.
Panthers goaltender Jose Theodore also spent 2010-11 with the Wild. He posted a 15-11-3 record with a .916 save percentage and a 2.71 GAA.
Wild center Matt Cullen spent 86 games over parts of two seasons with the Panthers, totalling 12 goals and 19 assists with a minus-6 rating and 46 penalty minutes.
Games: Stephen Weiss moves past Radek Dvorak tonight as the all-time leader in Panthers games played, with 614.
Goals: Shawn Matthias is tied in 45th with Mike Van Ryn, with 25 goals. Mike Santorelli is tied with Gary Roberts and Mike Hough in 42nd, with 27 goals, one more will move him into a tie for 41st with Brian McCabe.
Assists: With two more assists, Brian Campbell will move into the franchise top 50, with 39, Tying Jaroslav Spacek.
Mike Weaver, Brian Campbell, Tomas Fleischmann – 58
Kris Versteeg – 22
Tomas Fleischmann – 19
Stephen Weiss, Jason Garrison – 13
Brian Campbell – 37
Stephen Weiss – 28
Kris Versteeg – 26
Kris Versteeg – 48
Tomas Fleischmann – 44
Stephen Weiss – 41
Jason Garrison – plus-6
Stephen Weiss – plus-5
Kris Versteeg – plus-3
Jose Theodore – 6.6
Kris Versteeg, Jason Garrison – 6.2
Brian Campbell – 6.0