NHL Game Previews – Oct 11, 2011 

FLA at PIT – Expect the Panthers to be competitive. They are eager to play on national tv and are catching the Pens in a first game back after road trip scenario. The Pens are playing their home opener after a three game, Western Canada road trip to start the season. Also, Malkin is likely out and they are still missing Orpik.

MIN at OTT – The Wild were late waking up on Monday as they played a 1pm game on Long Island. They dominated the final two periods but gave up two in the first and lost 2-1. Ottawa is playing their home opener after arriving home late Saturday night from Toronto. Minnesota is the better team and is looking to rebound after Monday’s disappointing loss.