Found November 26, 2011 on Fox Sports North:
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SATURDAY'S STORYLINES: "They (the Edmonton Oilers) were ready to go and they were all over us. ... We weren't ready to go," said Wild forward Nick Johnson when speaking of Friday's 5-2 loss to Edmonton. Slow starts are something the Wild have battled all season, however their uncanny ability to come back has oftenovershadowed the slow starts. The Wild haveseven comeback wins, tied for second-most in the NHL. Minnesota is never out of a game andits comebacks have shown amazing character and resilience. The constant battling back can become taxing on a team, though. "Every time you give up a lead you spend so much energy mentally and physically trying to fight your way back into the game,"noted Wild forward Devin Setoguchi. Last night vs. the Oilers the Wild were unable to complete another dramatic comeback win. The Wild went down 2-0 came back to tie the game at 2, but eventually went on to lose 5-2. Yesterday's game was a 3pm and slow starts can be very common in day games with players not able to carry out their normal game-day routine. The Wild players wouldn't use that as an excuse. Johnson said they know their start yesterday was "unacceptable" "(Friday) we weren't prepared to start the game and you can't come back from 2-0 every night,"added Setoguchi, "and we just need to focus more on our starts. "You have to have nights where you start out strong and we want to get going early," added Johnson. INJURY UPDATE: Defensemen Greg Zanon and Mike Lundin both skated with the team again today. Yeo said Lundin is ready to play, but will not playSunday versus Calgary. Yeo said he wants to use the same lineup that playedagainst Edmonton and see how they respond to the loss. Zanon is not ready, but very close. OTHER NEWS: Sunday the Wild will honor Derek Boogaard, who tragically passed away on May 13th at 28 years old. Several current Wild players were close to Boogaard. Yeo said he will give the players the option to watch the video tribute prior to the pregame ceremony tomorrow night. Yeo said this can help "see how it affects them emotionally." HE SAID IT: "(Friday) night we weren't good, but that's going to happen. The best teams in the world through the course of the history of the league have games where they slip up and get away from who they are and what they need to do to be successful. But, those best teams find a way to get it back very quickly." Coach Mike Yeo onFriday's Wildloss
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