Found November 30, 2011 on Fox Sports North:
WEDNESDAY'S STORYLINES: "We weren't ready." Those were words heard around the Wild locker room after the 5-2 loss against Edmonton last Friday. The Oilers came out fast, outplaying the Wild. Minnesota was never able to come back and Edmonton was able to snap an eight-game losing streak to Minnesota. "We weren't very good last game and we have to come back and respond to that," said Mike Yeo. Yeo also added he expects a "hard game" tonight. Yeo said he felt like the scoring chances were equal on Friday, but the Wild need to be better against the young, talented Oilers. "We can't go into this game tonight looking to go chance for chance with this team, they are too skilled, they have too many weapons out there and we have to go into this game with a real purpose on how we are going to play the game as far as being tough to play against mentally, physically. And offensively, making sure we are doing the right things on the attack, making sure we are controlling the puck," said Yeo. Yeo also expects his team to be more disciplined tonight than in the last meeting. Oilers enforcer Darcy Hordichuk was able to goad Brad Staubitz into eight penalty minutes in the first period. The Oilers were able to capitalize on one of the power plays and get a lead early in the game. Yeo said they have talked to Staubitz and expects not only Staubitz but his whole team to be disciplined tonight. Staubitz said he realizes he has to be smarter. GILLIES BACK: Colton Gillies, who was scratched Monday against the Lightning, will be back in the lineup tonight. Yeo said he wants to gives Gillies a chance to respond. Casey Wellman will be out of the lineup with Gillies coming back. HE SAID IT: "We've talked, we have to whether it be Staubitz or anyone else on our team, we are the ones that are in controlI think for a couple games we got away from that, whether it be that or the next game squirting Iginla with a water bottle. We don't do those things, those are things other teams do to us. One thing that we are trying to build is that we have an unbreakable spirit and its real tough to play against us, they can't get to us. They can try to be physical on us, they can try to draw us into penalties, they can try to do whatever they want but we are just this machine that keeps going out there and playing our game." --- Yeo on playing a disciplined game
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