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Recap - Kings Defeat Minnesota 3-2

Los Angeles needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Minnesota on Monday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

Los Angeles was an underdog by +100 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Michal Handzus potted the shootout winner for Los Angeles. Los Angeles got goals from Jarret Stoll and Anze Kopitar in the victory. Stoll opened the scoring at 18:37 of the first period.

Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 22 Minnesota shots in the victory.

Minnesota got goals from John Madden and Nick Schultz in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Minnesota got a 32-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.

On the power play, Los Angeles went 2-for-7, while the Wild were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 34-22.

Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blackhawks. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track vs Washington.