Minnesota vs Los Angeles Recap - Wild Win 4-2

Minnesota vs Los Angeles Recap - Wild Win 4-2

Matt Hackett made 42 stops Thursday to lead the Wild over the Kings 4-2 at STAPLES Center.

Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as +145 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Minnesota got goals from Mikko Koivu, Darroll Powe, Cody Almond, and Marco Scandella in the victory. Koivu opened the scoring at 0:24 of the first period.

Matt Hackett turned in a 42-save effort for the Wild.

Trent Hunter and Dustin Penner scored for the Kings, finding the net behind Matt Hackett.

Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 24 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-4, while the Kings were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 44-24.

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