Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/22/13
As glad as he was to see the end of an unproductive road trip Mike Yeo knows that coming home to Xcel Energy Center is not a cure-all for his team’s ills. The Wild coach said his players needed a good day of practice to set themselves up for Tuesday’s game against Nashville and he was happy with the work they put in on Monday. In a highly focused and energetic session that covered more than an hour the Wild tuned up several problem areas including two major weaknesses: its penalty kill and its play around the net. Yeo also erased the line changes he instituted for Saturday’s loss at Florida. Nino Niederreiter was reunited on the top line with center Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise and Jason Pominville teamed again on the second line with center Mikael Granlund and Dany Heatley. With only 19 goals in nine games — including five goals during the road trip which ended with a 1-2-1 record — Yeo continues to search for ways to generate more scoring. He urged his players to adopt ...
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