Sharks Coach Todd McLellan said Saturday he got a phone call from Minnesota Wild Coach Mike Yeo apologizing for his comments after a 3-1 loss in San Jose on Thursday night.

Yeo had accused San Jose of embellishing penalties.

"In fairness to him, it can be a very emotional time after a game for a coach," McLellan said after a morning skate in preparation for the Sharks' game Saturday night against the Nashville Predators. "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."

All three San Jose goals against Minnesota came with the man advantage and Yeo complained about the Sharks ability to get the calls that gave them seven power plays that game.

"It must be nice to draw penalties like that," Yeo said after the game. "The other team goes stick on puck and you just kind of hold your head. Make sure you look at the first penalty. Because to me, that's embarrassing. I don't know. I guess we've got to ask our players to embellish more."

The first penalty sent Wild forward Justin Fontaine off the ice for high-sticking Brad Stuart. The Sharks scored 40 second later.

"I don't know, I don't feel like I embellished it," Stuart said. "The fact of the matter is he hit me. I don't really care what he thinks, to be honest with you. We got the penalty and it was a penalty."

McLellan noted that Stuart has played more than 960 games in the NHL and never has been penalized for embellishing.