The Maine Wild may have dropped two games this weekend, now trailing in the Eastern Conference standings, but don't let the numbers fool you. Head Coach Mike Tenney knows it's a long season.
The weekend, Tenney said, was better than the scores 7-2 and 5-0 scores would indicate. Last week, Tenney said he wanted his team to get pucks to the net – and they did just that.
"Friday, we played well for two periods and then we lost our focus in the third and they played well, which led to the blowout score," he said. "Saturday we played really well, we just ran into a hot goalie. We out-shot them 36 to 34. Our penalty kill was not great on Saturday as went 3 for 7 on the power play."
Despite the losses, Tenney said he was happy with the play he saw throughout most of the weekend.
"Sometimes the bounces just do not go your way," he said. "This week we will be focused on the minutia of positional play, meaning we will be focused on how we play at each individual position and what we can do to be a little bit better all the way around to get us over the hump. We will also focus on special teams."