Found January 28, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MONDAY'S STORY LINES: With their 5-4 overtime loss to St. Louis still fresh on their minds the Wild took the ice Monday at the Xcel Energy Center intent on learning from their recent mistakes. Minnesota went into the third period holding a 3-2 lead over the Blues. Minnesota was outplayed in the third by a St. Louis team that was playing its second game in as many days. The Blues outshot the Wild 16-4 in the third period. Minnesota took three penalties in the first nine minutes of the third period and turned the puck over on several occasions. After Sunday's loss Mike Yeo noted it was the "recipe for how to lose a game." While Sunday's result wasn't ideal Minnesota knows it needs to look forward and learn from what happened in St. Louis. "There are a lot of things from that game that we can learn and that is what this is about right now, is how do we get better as a group," Yeo said Monday. Before taking the ice Monday, the Wild had a video session to identify what went wrong versus St. Louis and areas they need to improve. "We watched video this morning and basically saw what went wrong last game. So now it is up to us to learn from what we did and learn how to close out those games. Kind of start to recognize what makes us a good team and what makes us an average team," said star Zach Parise. Parise, who scored two goals against the Blues, said his team identified several things it did wrong. The team turned the puck over too much and also needs to get pucks deep behind the defense. Learning from their mistakes and learning quickly will be important in a shortened season where there is little room for error. "There is a lot of hockey to be played but it is more important for us to not allow ourselves to keep making the same mistakes over and over again especially in the shorter season. You have to recognize what you are doing wrong and what is not working," added Parise. It was not only watching what they did wrong, it was watching what the surging Blues did right. "You watch a team like St. Louis. They play the right way. They kept making our D go back and retrieve pucks all night. They made it hard on our D and they made it hard on our team and eventually it paid off for them. I think it is good for us to see them doing it and how well it works," added Parise. Sunday's loss gave the Wild a three-game losing streak, but the team is staying positive and looking forward to turning things around Tuesday versus Columbus. "I know we lost, but we still got a point out of it. St. Louis, it is a good team, one of the best teams in the whole league. I think we still have to remember that and now tomorrow night we get another chance to win the hockey game. We did a lot of good things. I know there are things we need to do better," noted Mikko Koivu. "We are still okay. It's been five games and we are still .500. We are okay and tomorrow night is another opportunity for us and I am sure we will be better," added the team captain. HE SAID IT: "I don't think that he is having difficulty with the pressure. I think the pressure comes from himself. Certainly, probably the more you have to answer about it the more that that compounds, but having said that, it has been talked about the last couple of days and he has come in and played a couple of really strong games. You look at some of the stuff that happened last night there is not much he can do. Especially in that type of game how difficult it was on the defensemen." -- Yeo on newcomer Ryan Suter dealing with pressure.

Wild look to halt three-game losing skid

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Blue Jackets-Wild Preview

Zach Parise and the rest of the Minnesota Wild's top line are living up to lofty expectations. Collectively, the Wild are falling well short. Parise looks to continue his offensive barrage and help Minnesota halt a three-game slide in a matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Parise was born in Minneapolis and is the son of J.P. Parise, a former captain with...

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Wild 3, Blue Jackets 2

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Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 1/29/2013 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (2-2-1)  5pts  (3rd in the Northwest) 2.60 Goals For per Game (19th in the NHL) 3.00 Goals Against per Game (20th in the NHL) 15th ranked Power Play (20.8%) 10th ranked Penalty Kill (85%) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 5G 4A = 9pts 2. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 4G 2A = 6pts 3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 1G 5A = 6pts 4. #77 Tom Gilbert ~ 1G...
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