Official Site of the Minnesota Wild
Minnesota
Wild
39-35-8
Los Angeles
Kings
46-30-6
OT
21 SOG
26 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
MIN
LAK
  • Preview
  • Watch
  • Ice Tracker
  • Boxscore
  • Recap
  • photos (31)
game recap

Wild 3, Kings 2, OT

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 12:35 AM

Associated Press

Share with your Friends


Wild 3, Kings 2, OT
Minnesota Wild 3, Los Angeles Kings 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Defenseman Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 2:50 into overtime, Mikko Koivu and Cal Clutterbuck both had goals after blunders by Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Kings 3-2 on Saturday night.

Jose Theodore made 24 saves, helping end the Kings' three-game winning streak. Minnesota has won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 19 after a five-game skid.

Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist, Anze Kopitar had two assists, and Quick had 18 saves for Los Angeles.

Drew Doughty was sent off for interference at 1:11 of overtime, and the Wild capitalized with their third power-play goal in 37 chances over 12 games. Former Kings center Patrick O'Sullivan had the puck at the right of the net and fed it to Burns, who beat Quick with a one-timer from the slot for his eighth goal.

Minnesota's Martin Havlat was sent off for high-sticking Michal Handzus with 6 seconds left in the second period, and the Kings tied it on the ensuing power play at 1:09 of the third when Kopitar set up Ryan Smyth at the left of the crease with a perfect pass from the right circle.

The Kings had a great chance to take the lead after Minnesota's Antti Miettinen got a double-minor for cutting Brown above the lip with a high stick with 8:04 left in regulation, but failed to record a shot during the power play. They had only one the rest of the third period.

Los Angeles appeared to have scored just 17 seconds after the opening faceoff, when Doughty's slap shot from the right point caromed in off the skate of defenseman Nick Schultz. Referee Don Van Massenhoven waved off the goal, ruling that Brown interfered with Theodore in the crease. No penalty was assessed.

Just 58 seconds later, Minnesota's Kyle Brodziak was sent off for cross-checking Alexei Ponikarovsky, and the Wild scored their second short-handed goal of the season.

Koivu knocked the puck away from Doughty near the red line and they chased it into the Kings' zone. Quick skated about 15 feet from his crease to intercept the puck and cleared it to his right, but Koivu anticipated perfectly and scored his sixth goal into a wide-open net.

Brown tied it at 9:25 of the second period on a rebound after Theodore stopped Kopitar's wrist shot from the slot. Minnesota regained the lead nine seconds later with another gift-wrapped goal.

Cam Barker sent the puck behind the net, and Quick went to retrieve it, but fumbled it. Clutterbuck grabbed it away from him and tucked his eighth goal inside the right post before Quick could scramble back to the crease.

Kopitar, who scored the winning goal in each of the Kings' previous three games, nearly tied it during a power play with about 5 1/2 minutes left in the second - but hit the post.

NOTES: Van Massenhoven called a goalie interference penalty on Smyth at 7:51 of the first. ... The Kings' loss left the Florida Panthers as the only team this season that hasn't lost in overtime or a shootout. ... Kings C Brad Richardson was scratched because of an undisclosed upper body injury that occurred Thursday night in a 2-1 win over Calgary. ... Minnesota played without Matt Cullen (groin) and John Madden (upper body injury). C Warren Peters played his first game for Minnesota after being recalled from AHL Houston of the AHL.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:50
MIN
SHG - Mikko Koivu (6) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
09:25
LAK
Dustin Brown (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Anze Kopitar (15), Justin Williams (16)
1 - 1 Tie
09:34
MIN
Cal Clutterbuck (8) Backhand shot - ASST: Cam Barker (4), Eric Nystrom (2)
2 - 1 MIN
3rd Period
01:09
LAK
PPG - Ryan Smyth (8) Tip-in - ASST: Anze Kopitar (16), Dustin Brown (9)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
02:50
MIN
PPG - Brent Burns (8) Slapshot - ASST: Patrick O'Sullivan (3), Pierre-Marc Bouchard (3)
3 - 2 MIN
penalty summary
1st Period
01:15
MIN
Kyle Brodziak  Cross checking against  Alexei Ponikarovsky
03:36
LAK
Alec Martinez  Hooking against  Chuck Kobasew
07:22
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Slashing against  Anze Kopitar
07:51
LAK
Ryan Smyth  Interference on goalkeeper against  Jose Theodore
09:19
MIN
Marek Zidlicky  Cross checking against  Drew Doughty
2nd Period
02:58
LAK
Kyle Clifford  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Staubitz
02:58
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Fighting (maj) against  Kyle Clifford
04:16
LAK
Drew Doughty  Hooking against  Marty Havlat
10:33
MIN
Warren Peters  Holding against  Trevor Lewis
13:01
MIN
Nick Schultz  Hi-sticking against  Dustin Brown
19:27
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Fighting (maj) against  Eric Nystrom
19:27
MIN
Eric Nystrom  Fighting (maj) against  Wayne Simmonds
19:54
MIN
Marty Havlat  Hi-sticking against  Michal Handzus
3rd Period
04:16
LAK
Ryan Smyth  Hi-sticking against  Cam Barker
06:53
MIN
Brent Burns  Roughing against  Jarret Stoll
11:56
MIN
Antti Miettinen  Hi stick - double minor against  Dustin Brown
OT Period
01:11
LAK
Drew Doughty  Interference against  Chuck Kobasew
goalie stats
Jose Theodore
SA: 26TOI: 62:50
Saves: 24EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .923SH: 0 - 0
Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick
14-5-1
SA: 21TOI: 62:50
Saves: 18EV: 14 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .857SH: 1 - 2
wild.com is the official Web site of the Minnesota Wild Hockey Club. The Minnesota Wild, wild.com, "The State of Hockey" and State of Hockey flag image are trademarks of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013  Minnesota Sports & Entertainment and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.


About Us | FAQs | Contact Us | Employment | NHL.com Terms of Use | Advertising | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices