Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo apologized to San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan for comments he made following the Sharks’ 3-1 win over the Wild on Thursday night.
After the game, in which San Jose scored all three of its goals on the power play, Yeo claimed the Sharks were embellishing penalties. Yeo’s ire was particularly aimed at San Jose defenseman Brad Stuart, who drew a high-sticking call that Yeo called “embarrassing.”
According to CSNBayArea.com, Yeo reached out to McLellan and apologized.
“Mike Yeo did reach out to me [Friday] and apologized for his comments,” McLellan said Saturday morning from Nashville, where the Sharks will play Saturday night. “He thought they were out of line and not appropriate. In fairness to him, it can be a very emotional time after a game for a coach. I know I’ve been in that situation before. Once you say something it’s hard to take it back, but I appreciate him reaching out and clarifying that.”
The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Sharks before they head out for a three-game road trip with Saturday night’s game against the Predators to be followed by games Tuesday at St. Louis and Thursday in Los Angeles against the rival Kings. San Jose is currently third in the Pacific Division at 20-6-6 and 46 points, three points behind the Anaheim Ducks and two in back of Los Angeles.