Los Angeles Falls 3-2 to Wild - Recap
The Wild earned a 3-2 victory over the Kings on Saturday at STAPLES Center.
Minnesota was an underdog by +175 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.
Mikko Koivu, Brent Burns, and Cal Clutterbuck each scored for the Wild in the victory. Koivu opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 2:50 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.
Jose Theodore turned in a 24-save effort for the Wild.
Ryan Smyth and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, finding the net behind Jose Theodore.
Jonathan Quick stopped 18 of 21 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-4, while the Kings were 1-for-9 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 26-21.
Minnesota heads into a battle against the Ducks. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Detroit.