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Takeaways from the Florida Panthers opening night loss to Minnesota

The Florida Panthers kicked off their season with a 2-0 loss on the road against the Minnesota Wild Thursday night.

Playing without Aaron Ekblad, Brandon Montour, and Sam Bennett, they could be forgiven had they been unable to match up against what should be a good Wild team this season, but no excuses were necessary as they looked like the better team for most of the game.

However, with the scoreboard at the end saying differently, there will need to be some adjustments going forward.

Florida Panthers needed bodies in front of the net

The Florida Panthers had no issues getting the puck on net as they recorded 41 shots on goal.