ROSEVILLE, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild headed outdoors to scrimmage in front of almost 2,000 fans at the John Rose Oval in Roseville on Saturday with a focus on getting ready for the second half of the season.

The team held a shootout competition and signed autographs for fans after the practice. They also talked about the remaining schedule and challenges they face following the Olympic break.

"It's going to be a grind," said coach Mike Yeo. "Everybody's got the same schedule condensed. There's a lot of games in a short period of time and every game means something."

The Wild will play its first game after the break against Edmonton on Thursday.

"It's going to be fun. It's going to be intense, but we got to make sure we're ready to play our best hockey here," Yeo said.

The Wild's record to this point is 31-21-7 and the team is currently holding one of the two wild card spots in the playoff race.