CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota coach Mike Yeo has voiced his displeasure with his struggling team over the past week. It looks as if his words might have struck a chord with the Wild.
Defenseman Ryan Suter drove to the net and poked in a rebound with 7:56 left in the third period, lifting the Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
“That’s a real good response from our group,” Yeo said. “As well as we have in a long time, we stayed with the game, stayed patient, kept defending well.”
After Chicago’s Corey Crawford made an acrobatic right pad save on Mikael Granlund on a breakaway, Granlund missed on a rebound attempt. Suter then cruised to the net and buried a loose puck that was dangling near the goal line.
Minnesota had lost three in a row and six of seven.
“We hadn’t played well, hadn’t played consistent in a long time, and we finally put a game together,” Suter said. “Something that we can build…