Panthers are coming back home from away tour where they played four games in seven days. They have managed to play close games and have a decent record as many predicted Florida to stay at the bottom of the NHL. As they play most of their games in half empty arena, their home advantage is less significant than in most hockey markets.
Since getting Zach Parise back from injury, Minnesota boast three offensive lines capable of scoring and head coach Yeo expects Charlie Coyle's third line to start producing more points which would ease the pressure from 1st and 2nd lines. Unless Florida's goalie Luongo has a perfect game tonight, Minnesota should take the win due to significantly better material.