Disappointed Ryan Suter calls Minnesota Wild ‘very fragile’

Ryan Suter. (Bruce Kluckhohn/Getty)

The Montreal Canadiens’ struggles have been well documented of late and now the Minnesota Wild find themselves in a similar situation.

The Wild blew a 2-0 lead and only managed to put up 18 shots on goal as they fell 4-2 to the New York Rangers Thursday. Mike Yeo’s club has lost four straight and nine of their last 10.

Ryan Suter, who played in his 800th career game, described his team as “very fragile.”

“They get one [goal] and we go into a shell,” Suter told reporters after the game. “We are a team that has no confidence.”

Suter wasn’t the only one upset with his team’s performance.

Minnesota remains entrenched in the Western Conference wild card race, but if their struggles continue, that won’t be the case for much longer.

It doesn’t get easier for the Wild going forward. They visit the St. Louis Blues on Saturday and follow that up with a three-game home stand against the Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins.