THURSDAY'S STORY LINES: After covering three time zones and logging tons of miles on a long five-game road trip, the Wild are happy to be home for a six-game home stand that starts tonight vs. Colorado.
"It great coming home to sleep in your own bed, play in front of our home crowd for a change and hopefully have a good home stand" said defenseman Clayton Stoner.
The first game home after a long road trip can often be a let down. Head coach Mike Yeo said that was addressed in the team's meeting yesterday and he expects his team to be up for the challenge tonight.
The Wild proved they were up for many challenges on the road trip. After a disappointing loss Saturday in LA, Minnesota met their head coach's challenge and came out strong Sunday to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2.
Tuesday in Columbus, the Wild overcame another challenge, after being down 2-0 at the end of the first period the Wild fought back to win 4-2. After a long road trip with taxing travel, Minnesota could have easil...