SATURDAY'S STORYLINE: The Wild held an optional skateSaturday before taking on the LA Kings tonight. Los Angeles is battling with Dallas for the lead in thePacific Division. With a 4-1 win last night in Edmonton, the Kings jumped ahead of the Stars for the lead in the Pacific and also into the third spot in the Western Conference standings.
In the final five games of the season the Wild will be battling against Los Angeles, Chicago twice, Nashville and Phoenix -- all teams battling for playoff positioning.
Coach Mike Yeo knows his team will be facing desperate teams with a lot to lose in the final games of the season.
"This is the time of year. That's what is disappointing for us --that we don't have a chance to be in the same shoes and feeling those things," the coach noted. "At the same time we are here to win hockey games and if we can overcome those challenges then good for us."
The Kings arrived around 3:30a.m. from Edmonton, but Yeo doesn...