“Good teams respond.”

That’s was the pregame message in the Wild locker room, captain Mikko Koivu said, after the Wild rallied in the third period to defeat the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. The comeback regulation win from two goals down — the first time the Wild accomplished that since 2007 and only the third time in team history — came 24 hours after the Wild coughed up a three-goal third period lead against the Rangers.

It was, as coach Mike Yeo said, a “funny trip” on consecutive nights in Manhattan and Boston.

“We learned a couple lessons,” Yeo said. “We learned that we can’t take our foot off the gas when you have the lead, and we learned that we can come back if we stay with it.”

The Wild now returns to St. Paul for a three-game homestand beginning Thursday against San Jose. The biggest objective has to be somehow getting Koivu and Thomas Vanek rolling offensively.

Tuesday’s victory came after Yeo, in a clear-as-day effort to spark the veterans, split Koivu and Vanek for the first time this season.

In eight games, Koivu, the Wild’s all-time leading goal scorer, has one point (a goal) and only 16 shots. Vanek, who came to the Wild with 277 goals, has none. He has five assists, but only 14 shots, seven of which came in one game. In three of the past four games, he doesn’t have a single shot on goal. In those four games, he has attempted only five.

Asked before Tuesday’s game — a game Vanek ended with no shots — if that’s a concern, Yeo said: “Yeah. I don’t want to say concern, but we have to make sure that we’re looking at everything we can. He was brought here to add offense and we’ve definitely seen his playmaking ability and some of the plays he has set up, but we definitely want to find a way on our end to try to get him on the scoresheet in the goal column as well.”

Koivu and Vanek found out they weren’t playing together shortly before Tuesday’s game. Vanek said, “If you don’t produce, you get split up,” and his line with Kyle Brodziak and Nino Niederreiter connected for the game’s first goal when Vanek set up Niederreiter.