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Minnesota Falls 4-2 to Kings - Recap

Los Angeles earned a 4-2 victory over Minnesota behind a 2-goal performance from Wayne Simmonds on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

Bettors who backed the Kings were rewarded as -157 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Los Angeles got goals from Wayne Simmonds (2), Anze Kopitar, and Drew Doughty in the victory. Simmonds opened the scoring at 13:25 of the first period.

Jonathan Bernier turned in a 25-save effort for the Kings.

Eric Nystrom and Brent Burns scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Jonathan Bernier.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 26 of 29 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Los Angeles went 1-for-4, while the Wild were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 30-27.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Avalanche. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Anaheim.