Wild Down Los Angeles 4-3 - Match Report
Minnesota earned a 4-3 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday, but needed a shootout to do it at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota won as a +110 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.
The win was clinched by Matt Cullen, who beat Jonathan Quick in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Minnesota. Matt Cullen, Zach Parise, and Charlie Coyle each scored for the Wild in the victory. Cullen opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 13:19 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Devin Setoguchi and Pierre-Marc Bouchard.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 28 of 31 Los Angeles shots in the victory.
Justin Williams, Jeff Carter, and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Jonathan Quick stopped 25 of 28 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 2-for-2 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 31-28.
Minnesota heads into a battle against the Blues. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Dallas.