Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller put his team through a rigorous practice Sunday at the Air Canada Centre.

"Be focused, be sharp," Muller shouted. "Fight through it, fight through it."

The day before, Muller said many of the same things to goaltender Cam Ward, except in a much calmer tone. It was a coach-and-player talk that both probably needed after Ward's outburst Friday night in Winnipeg.

Pulled from the game in the second period after the Jets had taken a 4-0 lead, Ward was visibly upset on the bench, frustrated, the emotions of a tough season spilling out of him.

"I think it built up over a period of time," Ward said Sunday. "I pretty much yelled a bad word as loud as I could a couple of times and that was it."