Los Angeles Falls 1-0 to Wild - Recap
Minnesota needed a shootout to earn a 1-0 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota was an underdog by -102 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.
The win was clinched by Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who beat Jonathan Bernier in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Minnesota.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 of 27 Los Angeles shots in the victory.
Los Angeles got a 25-stop effort from Jonathan Bernier in the loss.
On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-2, 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 27-25.
Minnesota heads into a battle against the Avalanche. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Edmonton.