The Minnesota Wild fans feared their team might suffer an eighth consecutive loss. Yet, under the guidance of new coach John Hynes, the team displayed resilience and secured a 3-1 victory vs St. Louis Blues. John Hynes is excited about this new chapter in his career.
“When you’re away from it, you do miss it. I mean, it’s an honor to be here and, as I’ve said, to have the opportunity to get back and coach this particular group really, really excites me. Tonight made that excitement even more”.
- Hynes said, as quoted by NHL.com! Frederick Gaudreau was one of the goal scorers. He is happy that they finally managed to win after a long time. They needed that in order to gain self-confidence. “Yeah, I think the energy was there.
I think every time you’re in a losing streak, you want to get out of it bad. It happens to everybody, digging in with a new staff and everything. It’s weird but it’s also exciting”. -Gaudreau said.
The new coach has a talent for rejuvenating and guiding the team.
If the beginning is any indication, Hynes could truly elevate the team. Blues coach Craig Berube recognizes this potential. Additionally, his team's energy levels weren't up to par.
“They had good energy. That’s the only thing I talked about between periods was they got a lot of energy and we’re lacking it a little bit.
We got to find some energy. New coach, they got a new lease on life over there. They played well tonight”. - Craig Berube said. Blues forward Brayden Schenn is not satisfied with his team's performance in the second period.
The Minnesota Wild were dominating. Schenn stressed that his team must not repeat the same mistakes. “They really got to their game in the second period. We didn’t put enough pucks in deep. They dominated us. That’s the story there. Can’t have that happen”.