The Minnesota Wild took care of business in their season opener, taking care of Florida 5-0. Dan Cloutier turned away all 21 Panther shots and 5 different Wild players found the back of the net. Marco Sturm has a goal and 2 assists, Jason Arnott had a tally and assist and Ladislav Nagy and Bryce Salvador each had 2 assists. "No complaints from me, " said head coach Michel Therrien. "The problems we had in the pre-season scoring took care of themselves tonight. But tomorrow, in Philadelphia, we need to keep the same level of play. The Flyers are tough and good defensively." The Wild open the season on a 4-game road trip. After Phily they head to Calgary and San Jose. After a home game against Colorado, they go right out for 5 more roadies. "It gives us a chance to really come together as a team," said captain Jason Arnott. Therrien name Arnott captain before the Panther game. Cliff Ronning and Greg DeVries were named co-captians.