Recap - Kings Defeat Minnesota 3-2

Recap - Kings Defeat Minnesota 3-2

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

Los Angeles won as a -110 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played PUSH the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

The win was clinched by Jeff Carter, who beat Niklas Backstrom in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Los Angeles. Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty each scored for the Kings in the victory. Doughty opened the scoring for Los Angeles, finding the back of the net at 7:40 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Slava Voynov and Anze Kopitar.

Jonathan Quick stopped 27 of 29 Minnesota shots in the victory.

Matt Cooke and Jonas Brodin scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Jonathan Quick.

Minnesota got a 16-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.

Los Angeles scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Los Angeles lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 29-18.

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