Wild hoping to avoid letdown vs. Hurricanes

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Wild hoping to avoid letdown vs. Hurricanes
Wild hoping to avoid letdown vs. Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. – Just two weeks ago, the Wild was in a similar situation – finishing off a back-to-back after an emotional win against one of the NHL's premier teams. It sagged in that encore, getting steamrolled 6-2 by the Florida Panthers one night after shutting out the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0. And coach Bruce Boudreau is hoping that memory helps the Wild avoid another letdown Saturday when it visits the Hurricanes in Carolina only hours after edging the Washington Capitals 2-1. “I think it's great that you had that experience of what happened when you weren't ready two weeks ago, and it's fresh in your minds,” Boudreau said. “We know that this team is going to be hungrier, even

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