(St. Paul, MN) — Goaltender Filip Gutstavsson made 41 saves for his fourth career shutout as the Wild blanked the Panthers 2-0 in their opener on Thursday night in St. Paul. Former Gopher captain Brock Faber scored his first NHL goal in the first period and talked about that and more in the postgame show with Joe O’Donnell on the Minnesota Wild Radio Network:
Joel Eriksson Ek also scored but Gustavsson was the star of the game in locking down the defending Eastern Conference Champions. The Wild have won 17 of 23 home openers all time and beat the Panthers for the first time since 2019. The Wild now hit the road for a pair in Canada. They’re in Toronto on Saturday and Montreal on Tuesday.