|Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter lead the defending Stanley Cup champions offensively. Kopitar has 23 points in the last 22 games (6-17=23), while Carter has 16 goals in the last 24 games and 20 points in the last 27 games (16-4=20).||LA has sold out 43 straight regular season games (Dec. 3, 2011 to present). Tonight at STAPLES Center there will be a McDonald’s coupon giveaway.
The Wild will wear its WHITE sweaters tonight.
|Jonas Brodin netted an assist and plus-1 rating yesterday at San Jose. He has an assist in consecutive games and four assists total in his last six games. The 19-year-old is the youngest defenseman in the NHL and is a plus-9 over his last 11 games.
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|If Pominville is in he'll likely join the first line:
Parise – Koivu – Pominville
Coyle – Granlund – Setoguchi
Clutterbuck – Brodziak – Bouchard
Mitchell – Konopka – Rupp
Brett Clark will replace Justin Falk:
Suter – Brodin
Spurgeon – Stoner
Gilbert – Clark
In the Wild's first meeting with the Kings, Niklas Backstrom saved 28 shots through overtime and stopped 1-of-2 shots in the shootout.
|Speed, skill, competitiveness and as much as anything else this is a quality person.
- Yeo on what Pominville will bring to the Wild
|Falk and Nate Prosser will be tonight's healthy scratch.
Matt Cullen (lower body) and Dany Heatley (upper body) are unavailable. Goaltender Josh Harding (treatment for multiple sclerosis) is on Injured Reserve.
|D Willie Mitchell skated in 288 games with Minnesota in parts of five seasons (2000-06).||The Wild finishes its seventh of nine sets of back-to-back games this season. Minnesota is 4-2-0 on the second night of consecutive games this year, including two straight wins – most recently a 4-3 shootout win versus LA Saturday. Minnesota is trying to avoid being swept in back-to-back games for the first time this year.|
|Wild at Los Angeles will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North with a start time at 9:30 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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