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Continued: Captains’ wise use of off day helps Wild to refocus

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 31, 2014 - 11:21 AM

“I think it was something that needed to happen,” he said. “Obviously the pressure’s been building a little bit more lately, and I think it’s easy for that to be a distraction. The main focus of the meeting was to get our heads right, focus on individually what we need to do and we know we’ll be fine because we’ve proved it.

“We’ve proved throughout the year that when we’re all on the same page clicking we’re a really good team.”

There are two tough games left on this road trip — Los Angeles and Chicago — and seven games left in the season. One victory doesn’t mean the Wild’s secure. Inevitably, this playoff race will go down to the anxious end.

“It’s matter of keeping it going,” Brodziak said. “We have to find a way get the battle level, the urgency, the attention to details that we had [Saturday] and find a way to hit the repeat button and keep building off it because the more we keep doing it, the more confidence we’ll build as a group.”

Added Parise, “To win an important, big game standings-wise, we feel much better about ourselves going into L.A.”

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