Mike Yeo's doghouse has had a lot of visitors lately, but Devin Setoguchi knew exactly how to get out of it. Instead of copping an attitude for being put on the fourth line Monday in Phoenix, Setoguchi worked his way out of it the past two games and got rewarded with a second-line role Saturday night against the Nashville Predators. It paid off for the Wild. He got onto the ice during an overtime power play and scored the winner. "A lot of props to Mike for giving me a chance in overtime," Setoguchi said. Setoguchi entered Saturday with no goals in 10 games. But he was coming off a game in which he had two shots and three golden scoring chances against Vancouver. "The one in the second period, Cory Schneider made an amazing save," Setoguchi said. "I got all of it, one-timer, low blocker, over the pad. I mean, nine times out of 10, I'm pretty sure that goes in." But Setoguchi, 26, knew he could build off of it. He knows his job is to score goals. He scored 31 for San Jose in 2008-09. "The coach shouldn't have to send a message," Setoguchi said. "You should know it yourself. I know I've got better in me. When you're not playing the right way or get sent down [in lines], you know you deserve it."
With flourish, Setoguchi emerges from doghouse
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Feb 10