ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild are off to a terrific start under first-year head coach Mike Yeo. After a 3-2 shootout win against the Blues on Saturday night, the Wild are now 12-5-3 for 27 points, and those 27 points have the Wild in first place in the Northwest Division and seven points clear of second-place Edmonton.
Yeo was asked after Saturdays morning skate if his team has arrived yet.
"No we are not there yet; most NHL coaches right now will probably say the same thing," he said. "I'm very happy with our place in the standings right now, but we know that we need to continue to improve every single day. This process will last through March and April. The bottom line is our guys are buying into to this idea and they are working hard, which certainly is a good sign."
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