May 8, 2013
Wild won't quit but comeback against Blackhawks won't happenTry as they might, Minnesota has a huge mountain to climb
By ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency
CHICAGO - There were no Minnesota Wild goaltenders injured during team meetings Wednesday.
Given that the position has a shorter life expectancy than camp counsellors in Friday the 13th movies, it's a huge moral victory for a team in desperate need of something, anything, good.
Down 3-1, and two goalies, in their first-round series with the Chicago Blackhawks, the star-crossed Wild are running out of things that can wrong before the damage is fatal.
"I know one thing, it's really important to win the next game," said coach Mike Yeo, finding a glint of humour in their otherwise a dire situation. "It's pretty much that simple. We can't sit here and dwell on what happened and we certainly can't feel sorry for ourselves. We got ourselves here so we have to get ourselves out of it."