Sports

Wild prep for game four

Wild prep for game four Click to Enlarge Photo:

May 7, 2013 at 6:40 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild are bracing for pushback from the Chicago Blackhawks after a rough-and-tumble effort to win Game 3 in this first-round series.

Game 4 is Tuesday. After practice on Monday, the Wild cautioned against being too proud of their overtime victory. They spoke of expecting a physical response from the Blackhawks after outhitting the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs 34-13 on Sunday.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says his team needs to play with more desperation.

For the Wild, forward Jason Pominville participated in a light practice. Coach Mike Yeo called that ``encouraging'' but declined to clarify his status for Game 4. Pominville has missed the last two weeks after taking an elbow to the chin in a game against Los Angeles.

Mike Tanner

Posted By Mike Tanner

News Director

Mike Tanner's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 21°F (-6°C)

Dewpoint: 19

Wind: Calm N

Weather: Clear

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar