Yeo: 'We need to win a game to feel good about ourselves here'

Head coach Mike Yeo says the Wild probably needs about 18 more wins to make the playoffs. Minnesota has 27 games left, meaning they need to win about six of every nine games, which Yeo says is "very doable."
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Head coach Mike Yeo says the Wild probably needs about 18 more wins to make the playoffs. Minnesota has 27 games left, meaning they need to win about six of every nine games, which Yeo says is "very doable."

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