Head Coach Mike Tenney has a simple message to his team this week: find the puck and keep possession of it.
The Wild will take on the Cape Cod Islanders in a two-game series this weekend; both games are expected to be tight, low-scoring contests. The teams face off Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Biddeford, at Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Hyannis.
"We are puck hunters this weekend," said Tenney. "We got out-shot pretty badly in all three showcase games (last weekend), so we need to hunt the puck and possess the puck a little more. We want to keep possession in the offensive end, because we haven't been good in that department."
Tenney said he knows the Wild will certainly have a challenge ahead of them in facing an opponent like the Islanders.
"They are a solid team all the way through, they have good defense, I watched them pretty closely (last weekend)," said Tenney. "They have four lines that play well and good goaltending, so it will probably be a low-scoring game. I'm expecting tight contests because they play a good defensive game."