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Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings Pick & Prediction JAN 16TH 2021

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Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings Recap JAN 16TH 2021

Dustin Brown had three goals and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings stretched their winning streak to five games with a 7-3 win against the visiting Minnesota Wild on Saturday afternoon.

The Kings haven't won five in a row since an eight-game winning streak from Nov. 25-Dec. 9, 2017.

Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and Cal Petersen made 25 saves for Los Angeles, which is 8-2-1 since Feb. 12.

Marcus Foligno had a goal and an assist, Mats Zuccarello had two assists, Jared Spurgeon and Luke Kunin also scored, and Alex Stalock made 28 saves for the Wild, who missed a chance to move back into a wild-card spot in the Western Conference standings.

Kunin slapped in a loose puck to make it 4-3 with 4:25 left, but the Kings scored three goals in the final 2:13.

Brown scored with 2:13 remaining, then completed his sixth NHL hat trick by scoring into an empty net with 1:13 remaining. Gabriel Vilardi scored with a minute left to make it 7-3.

The Kings scored two goals 53 seconds apart in the second period to take a 3-1 lead.

Blake Lizotte scored short-handed at 7:36 to make it 2-1.

Adrian Kempe stole Alex Galchenyuk's centering pass in the Los Angeles zone and took the puck all the way down the right side on a two-on-one before centering to Lizotte for the redirection.

Trevor Moore then stole the puck from Brad Hunt at the red line and scored on a breakaway at 8:29 to stretch the lead to 3-1.

Four minutes into the third period, Brown got to a loose puck in front of the crease and scored to make it 4-1.

Spurgeon cut the lead back to 4-2 with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle at 5:33.

The Kings took a 1-0 lead at 5:16 of the first period when Kopitar put in a rebound off a three-on-two rush.

Foligno scored 12 seconds into the second period to tie it 1-1.

--Field Level Media

Marcus Johansson scored with 11 seconds left in overtime to lift the visiting Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

It was the second straight game the Wild won in overtime against the Kings after rallying from a 3-1 deficit to start the third period.

Ryan Suter scored with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to tie the score 3-3. Mathew Dumba and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored, Jordan Greenway had two assists and Cam Talbot made 30 saves for the Wild.

Gabriel Vilardi, Blake Lizotte and Andreas Athanasiou scored, Jeff Carter had two assists, and Jonathan Quick made 40 saves for the Kings.

Lizotte deflected the puck into the net for a 2-1 lead at 7:02 of the second period, and Athanasiou made it 3-1 at 10:22 when he finished off a 2-on-1 with Carter, his second goal in two games with the Kings.

The Wild began their comeback when Eriksson Ek scored off a rebound to cut the lead to 3-2 at 7:38 of the third period.

Minnesota had taken a 1-0 lead 21 seconds into the game.

Dumba flipped the puck toward the front of the net from below the goal line. The puck hit Quick in the chest, caromed off the shin of Los Angeles defenseman Kurtis MacDermid and went into the net.

The Kings tied it 1-1 at 16:58 of the first period.

Vilardi took a wrist shot that clipped the inside of Talbot's right pad, redirecting the puck along the goal line. He reached out to cover the puck before Kings forward Adrian Kempe could push it across, but Talbot pushed the puck across the goal line.

The goal was initially waived off by the on-ice official, but a video review in Toronto confirmed the puck crossed the goal line. The goal was initially awarded to Kempe before switched to Vilardi.

Quick made three saves in the final two minutes of the first period, including a spectacular stop on Johansson.

--Field Level Media

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Last Meetings

  • Wild @ Kings 4-3
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  • Wild @ Kings 3-1
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Eastern Conference

AtlanticWL OTPTSHOMEAWAYGFGAST L10
Toronto Maple Leafs52010 3-0-12-0-12219L15-0-2
Montreal Canadiens4019 0-0-04-0-02918L14-0-0
Tampa Bay Lightning3106 2-0-01-0-11510L13-0-1
Boston Bruins3117 2-0-01-0-11510L23-0-1
Florida Panthers2004 2-0-00-0-0106W22-0-0
Buffalo Sabres2304 0-0-22-0-11819L22-0-3
Detroit Red Wings2404 2-0-20-0-21220L22-0-4
Ottawa Senators1313 1-0-20-0-11420L41-0-3

Western Conference

CentralWL OTPTSHOMEAWAYGFGAST L10
Winnipeg Jets4208 2-0-12-0-12217L14-0-2
Minnesota Wild4208 1-0-13-0-11815L14-0-2
St. Louis Blues3206 2-0-11-0-11723L13-0-2
Colorado Avalanche3306 1-0-12-0-21815L13-0-3
Dallas Stars2004 2-0-00-0-0102W22-0-0
Chicago Blackhawks2315 2-0-00-0-31923L42-0-3
Nashville Predators2304 2-0-10-0-21217L32-0-3

Eastern Conference

MetropolitanWL OTPTSHOMEAWAYGFGAST L10
Pittsburgh Penguins4208 4-0-00-0-22123L24-0-2
Washington Capitals3017 1-0-02-0-02221L13-0-0
New Jersey Devils3106 2-0-01-0-11111L13-0-1
Philadelphia Flyers3206 3-0-10-0-12022L23-0-2
New York Islanders3206 2-0-01-0-298L13-0-2
Carolina Hurricanes2104 0-0-02-0-196L12-0-1
Columbus Blue Jackets2226 1-0-01-0-21518L22-0-2
New York Rangers1302 1-0-20-0-11315L31-0-3

Western Conference

PacificWL OTPTSHOMEAWAYGFGAST L10
Vegas Golden Knights51010 4-0-01-0-11912L15-0-1
San Jose Sharks3306 0-0-03-0-31921L13-0-3
Edmonton Oilers3406 1-0-32-0-11923L13-0-4
Calgary Flames2115 2-0-10-0-0139L12-0-1
Los Angeles Kings2226 1-0-11-0-12020L12-0-2
Anaheim Ducks2226 2-0-10-0-11114L22-0-2
Arizona Coyotes2304 2-0-10-0-21719L12-0-3
Vancouver Canucks2504 1-0-21-0-32033L22-0-5

Last Injuries

Los Angeles Kings

  • Matt Luff

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Luff has been designated for the injured reserve list with an unspecified injury, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Troy Grosenick

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Grosenick will be on the injured reserve list for an undetermined length of time while he follow the league's COVID-19 protocols.

  • Martin Frk

    Lower Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Frk is on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Alex Turcotte

    Lower Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Turcotte has wound up on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury, and the severity of the injury is unclear.

  • Sean Walker

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Walker has been assigned to the injured reserve list due to contact tracing of the virus, and it is unknown how long he will be debilitated.

  • Kurtis MacDermid

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    MacDermid has been posted to the injured reserve while going through the league's COVID-19 protocol, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Calvin Petersen

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Peterson has been designated for the long-term injured reserve list with an undetermined injury, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

Minnesota Wild

  • Nico Sturm

    Illness
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Strum has been held out of the previous two games due to an illness, and it has yet to be established if he will suit up against the Kings on Tuesday.

  • Cam Talbot

    Lower Body
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Talbot sat out the last contest due a lower-body injury, and it is unclear if he will be available for Tuesday's battle with the Kings.

  • Alex Stalock

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Stalock is on the injured reserve list with an upper body injury and is also going through the COVID-19 protocol. He will miss an extended period.

  • Marco Rossi

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Rossi has been posted to the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.