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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.
|SHG - Mikko Koivu (6) ASST: NONE|
1 - 0 MIN
|Dustin Brown (10) ASST: Anze Kopitar (15), Justin Williams (16)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Cal Clutterbuck (8) ASST: Cam Barker (4), Eric Nystrom (2)|
2 - 1 MIN
|PPG - Ryan Smyth (8) ASST: Anze Kopitar (16), Dustin Brown (9)|
2 - 2 Tie
|PPG - Brent Burns (8) ASST: Patrick O'Sullivan (3), Pierre-Marc Bouchard (3)|
3 - 2 MIN
|Kyle Brodziak Cross checking against Alexei Ponikarovsky|
|Alec Martinez Hooking against Chuck Kobasew|
|Brad Staubitz Slashing against Anze Kopitar|
|Ryan Smyth Interference - Goalkeeper against Jose Theodore|
|Marek Zidlicky Cross checking against Drew Doughty|
|Kyle Clifford Fighting against Brad Staubitz|
|Brad Staubitz Fighting against Kyle Clifford|
|Drew Doughty Hooking against Marty Havlat|
|Warren Peters Holding against Trevor Lewis|
|Nick Schultz Hi-sticking against Dustin Brown|
|Wayne Simmonds Fighting against Eric Nystrom|
|Eric Nystrom Fighting against Wayne Simmonds|
|Marty Havlat Hi-sticking against Michal Handzus|
|Ryan Smyth Hi-sticking against Cam Barker|
|Brent Burns Roughing against Jarret Stoll|
|Antti Miettinen Hi stick - double minor against Dustin Brown|
|Drew Doughty Interference against Chuck Kobasew|
|SA: 26||TOI: 62:50|
|Saves: 24||EV: 17 - 18|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 8|
|SV%: .923||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 21||TOI: 62:50|
|Saves: 18||EV: 14 - 15|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 4|
|SV%: .857||SH: 1 - 2|