We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.

Yeo on playoffs: 'a fine line this time of year'

Thursday, 05.15.2014 / 6:44 PM

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo was a guest of NHL Live to discuss the progress made by his team this season.

After finishing 43-27-12 in the regular season, the Wild reached the Western Conference Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs where they were eliminated by the Chicago Blackhawks after a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 6 at Xcel Energy Center.

"It's still a little bit of a … I don't know if it's shock or disappointment or what, but it comes at such an abrupt stop here," Yeo said. "Looking back at the season there were some ups and downs during the season, but it felt like we were trending in the right direction, building our game, and we felt pretty good where our game was at going into the playoffs.

The Wild won their first five postseason games on home ice before falling in Game 6, but were 1-6 on the road.

"It's a fine line this time of year," Yeo said. "You know that you're going into a team's other building and you know they're going to be on top of their game. I felt that we were able to play good games but weren't able to play great games on the road, and just that small difference was not enough to give us the record that we needed on the road."

Back to top