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Continued: Wild finishes strong after desert summit conducted by leaders

  • Article by: RACHEL BLOUNT , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 15, 2014 - 1:14 AM

Parise said the Wild’s challenge is to maintain, under the increased pressure of the playoffs, the consistency and self-assurance the team has gained over the past 17 days. In the postseason, though, Yeo noted that teams cannot stand pat. The ones that move on, he said, are the ones who still are working to improve.

Koivu stressed that the Wild doesn’t have to do anything different. It simply has to stay true to its strengths, the ones it rediscovered last month in the desert.

“You can’t always win, but you can always play the way you need to play,” said the captain, who has two goals and seven assists since that day. “I think that’s what we realized in Phoenix. You have to give all you have and play with passion, and your defense has to be there. It’s a process. We want to keep getting better.”



 

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