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Wild shut out against Blues; Suter injured?

Apr 12, 2013, 1:30 AM EDT

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The Minnesota Wild are still in a playoff spot, but their chances of a Northwest Division title decreased a little bit more Thursday.

The Wild were shut out 2-0 by the St. Louis Blues, making it the third time in four games Minnesota has failed to score a goal.

“My message to the team, and the way that we feel, is that we have nothing to apologize for and nothing to feel sorry about,” Wild head coach Mike Yeo told NHL.com.

“We played a strong team and we played a good game. I’m not saying we can’t be better in a couple of areas, but obviously the completion of the game changes if we score first.”

The Wild, with one win in their last six games, trail the Vancouver Canucks by six points for the Northwest Division lead. Both teams have only eight games remaining on their respective schedules.

To make matters worse in addition to the loss, Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter left the game with an injury, returned briefly, then left again, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Although, it doesn’t appear the injury will keep Suter out long, if at all.

  1. chanceoffleury1 - Apr 12, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    PK Subban must be doing some voodoo black magic or something up in Montreal. Karlsson, Letang, and Enstrom all went down with injuries while they were leading the points race among defenseman. Now, Suter is reportedly down too. All I’m saying is it’s pretty weird….

    • rsmaggiemae - Apr 12, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      Was Mike Yeo at a different game last nite on the 11th. The Wild were all over the ice, except for the opening minutes of the game and then they went down hill from there.
      I am beginning to think that there is trouble in the locker room maybe with the coach.,
      We have the players to score points, but we have no puck moving defensemen except for Brodin and Suter… and you cant expect them to play 60 minutes a nite.
      When the puck is shot in from the blue line, and they try to set up a shot 8 times out iof 10 there is no one in front of the net for the rebound. GARBAGE GOALS
      I was surprised that the Wild did not go after Leopold or Boumeester for help
      It seems that some of the players just dont care anymore, they say they do, but it sure does not look like it thier play. They should look at it this way, they make more in salary in 1-3 days than it takes for the average working person makes in a year
      and many fans have to scrimp and save to afford the tickets and parking, and food..
      Its very expensive..
      I am of the point right now, that I think the Wild do need a new coach…

      • tgman95 - Apr 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM

        We actually have 3 puck moving Dmen (you forgot spurgeon). Yes I do think they need to shoot the puck more and I agree with you on almost everything except when you said that the players don’t seem to care anymore. They are out there flying and finishing their checks.. they controlled the pace of the blues game for the most part, just they were looking for the perfect and fancy shot. This loosing streak is not because of a lack of effort…

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