Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: Wild tries to regain even keel after Game 5 frustration

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 28, 2014 - 8:40 AM

The Wild returned to Minnesota last week trailing 2-0 in the series. It swept its two home games to even the series. So the Wild has had its “backs against the wall” before, Suter said, and responded the right way.

It must do that again.

“Obviously we recognize what’s on the line,” Koivu said.

So do the Avs.

“We’ve learned from those two games in Minny,” Colorado’s P.A. Parenteau said. “No one was proud of what happened or felt good after those two games. That’s a feeling we don’t want to live again.”

The Wild believed it had played well enough to win two of its three games in Denver. That’s why it was abundantly clear Sunday Yeo wants a fourth crack.

“I hope that we’re ready to bring it [Monday] because I want the opportunity to see if we can bring it in a Game 7 in their building,” Yeo said. “But in order for that to happen, we’ve got to take care of business here [Monday].

“Our fans are going to bring it, so let’s make sure we bring it. We’re still a confident group, but we also know there’s a tough task ahead.”

 

  • related content

  • Video: Wild Minute: Wild facing a must-win Game 6

    Monday April 28, 2014

    Simple fact: If the Wild doesn't win Monday night at the X, the season is over.

  • Read the replay: Wild chat with Michael Russo

    Thursday April 17, 2014

    See what hockey writer Michael Russo talked about during Monday's afternoon's Live Chat.

  • Souhan: Former fill-in Kuemper can't afford to crack now

    Monday April 28, 2014

    Through five anger-inciting, angst-inspiring, grudge-forming, HD-quality playoff games, the Wild has proved that its skaters can go toe-drag to toe-drag...

  • Hartman: Wild appears set up to contend for years

    Monday April 28, 2014

    The team has taken a big step forward this year, regardless of how the first-round series with the Avalanche ends...

  • Avalanche forward Parenteau returns to form after Roy prods him

    Sunday April 27, 2014

    CENTENNIAL, COLO. — After the Colorado Avalanche was dominated in Games 3 and 4 on the road by the Wild,...

  • Wild notes: 6-on-5 play has swung series, Koivu says

    Sunday April 27, 2014

    Captain Mikko Koivu said “it’s not a game of ifs,” but if the Wild could have cashed in an empty-net...

  • Game 6 preview: Colorado at Wild

    Monday April 28, 2014

    8 p.m. vs. Colorado • Xcel Energy Center • FSN, 100.3-FMPreview: The Wild must beat the Avalanche to force a...

  • Goalie Darcy Kuemper, who will try to help the Wild stay alive Monday and force a Game 7, wants no part of another Colorado overtime victory celebration.

  • Nathan MacKinnon’s top-corner shot sailed over Darcy Kuemper’s glove in overtime Saturday. But the Wild is confident it can win at home and extend the series.

  • Wild players took a quick, painful glance at the scoreboard before heading to the the locker room after giving up a late lead and losing in overtime to Colorado.

  • nhl playoffs ’14 first round

    colorado at wild • Game 6: 8 tonight • Xcel Energy Center • TV: FSN (100.3-FM) • Series: Avalanche leads 3-2

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Atlanta 7 FINAL
Pittsburgh 5
Miami 5 FINAL
St. Louis 3
Baltimore - LP: K. Gausman 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: J. Nathan 6
Minnesota 4 FINAL
Boston 5
NY Yankees 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay 6
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Toronto 4
Cincinnati 13 FINAL
Cleveland 2
Los Angeles 9 FINAL
Chicago WSox 6
Kansas City 3 FINAL
Seattle 0
Seattle 1 FINAL
Milwaukee 15
San Diego 3 FINAL
Arizona 3
NY Mets 8 FINAL
Washington 3
LA Angels 7 Top 5th Inning
Chicago Cubs 3
Colorado 8:05 PM
Texas
Oakland 9:05 PM
San Francisco
Indiana 13 1st Qtr 0:29
Milwaukee 34
Pittsburgh 1 2nd Prd 4:30
Carolina 4
New Jersey 1 2nd Prd 5:19
Washington 2
Los Angeles 1 2nd Prd :39
NY Islanders 1
Arizona 3 2nd Prd 2:52
Buffalo 2
Anaheim 1 2nd Prd 5:21
Boston 1
Nashville 2 2nd Prd 17:59
Tampa Bay 1
San Jose 3 2nd Prd
Detroit 2
NY Rangers 3 2nd Prd
Ottawa 1
Florida 0 2nd Prd 19:23
Toronto 0
Montreal 0 1st Prd 7:48
Winnipeg 0
Colorado 9:00 PM
Vancouver
Wichita State 42 2nd Half 15:07
Notre Dame 45
North Carolina 33 2nd Half
Wisconsin 31
Evansville 7:30 PM
Louisiana
West Virginia 8:45 PM
Kentucky
Xavier 9:17 PM
Arizona
St Johns 47 2nd Half 1:22
Villanova 56
NC State 60 2nd Half 4:39
Temple 59
Missouri 44 2nd Half 4:10
Michigan 56
Oral Roberts 49 2nd Half 7:24
Louisiana 50
Duquesne 38 2nd Half 5:07
West Virginia 57
Ole Miss 24 1st Half 4:44
Middle Tennessee 35
Northern Colorado 9:00 PM
UCLA
St Marys-CA 9:00 PM
Sacramento St
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: What are you following most closely right now?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close