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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.”

 

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