With winless start, should Wild prepare to panic? Parise, Yeo say no


Even with an 0-1-2 start, the Minnesota Wild are not in panic mode. Yet.

"But there's also been some positives," coach Mike Yeo tells Fox Sports North. "So as far as the past three games, let's learn from the things that haven't been good enough."

And NBC Sports picks this up from the Wild's Zach Parise: “I think we’re still playing good hockey,” Parise said to the Star Tribune. “It would be one thing if we came to the rink and had no chance to win any of those games. But that’s not the case. We just need to be a little sharper in different areas. We’re still in a good mood; everyone is still in good spirits. We’re just frustrated that we haven’t won.”

In advance of Thursday's home game against Winnipeg, Minnesota shook up its lines at Wednesday's practice. Yeo moved Jason Pominville from the first line to second line and bumped Nino Niederreiter form the second line to the first line to play alongside Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu.

"We're 0-1-2. We wanted to be 3-0, of course," goalie Josh Harding, who will start Thursday in place of the injured Niklas Backstrom, tells FSN North. "We're going to take the positives, keep working every day and we've got to find a way to win here. That's the most important thing."

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.


Mel-O-Glaze, DreamHaven Books robbed at gunpoint minutes apart

The businesses were hit by three robbers just six minutes apart on Oct. 21.

Cambridge house explosion

Explosion destroys house in Cambridge, 5 injured

The explosion occurred early Saturday morning on the 33000 block of Hillary Circle.


Charges: Lyft driver sexually assaulted woman in her home

The defendant is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Pixabay - black bear

Black bear bites professional baseball player in western Wisconsin

The former MSU-Mankato star was bitten in his back.

mickey moore driver's license shared

Beleaguered Ward 9 city council candidate loses Strib endorsement

Mickey Moore has faced questions in recent days about where he actually lives.