Mueller recently returned home to be with his wife, who is expecting a child.
Mueller had two points combined in his previous 12 games.
The performance ended a seven-game goal drought for the Panthers center, who has six this season. He had two assists over his previous seven contests.
It snapped a four-game scoring streak for Mueller, who didn't record a shot for the first time this season.
The Panthers center had seven goals in 32 games with Colorado last season.
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