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Continued: Wild must dig deep to avoid playoff elimination

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 13, 2014 - 4:53 PM

This is a team that has rallied from 2-0 deficits to even both series this postseason, so it’s used to pressure-packed games.

“It’s a continuation of the challenge you’re faced with in the playoffs, dealing with adversity, dealing with the frustration, the disappointment of a game like last game, another game that was there for us but we just couldn’t push through to find a way to win,” Yeo said. “But that said, the beauty of it is, we have a great opportunity [Tuesday].

“That’s the only thing we should be thinking about. We should be real excited about this opportunity, this challenge, and I believe that our guys are.”

In Chicago, the Wild has been frustratingly “right there, but not enough,” captain Mikko Koivu said.

It would give anything to get a fourth crack Thursday.

“But we can’t think about that. We can’t think about too far ahead,” Koivu said. “Game 6 is our Game 7 right now. We have to win that to get another chance.”



 

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