Game 79: Wild 4, Kings 3 (FINAL, SO) - LA Kings Insider

At Xcel Energy Center, how much energy will the Kings have tonight? The Kings take on the Minnesota Wild, with all the action on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

SHOOTOUT
Wild: Christensen, GOAL.
Kings: Williams, save.

Wild: Koivu, GOAL.
Kings: Richards, save.

OVERTIME
In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Backstrom.
Penalty shot missed: The Wild had a chance to win the game with an overtime penalty shot, after Alec Martinez took down Devin Setoguchi on a breakaway, but Setoguchi hit the post with his penalty-shot attempt.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Wild 5-2 in overtime. The Kings outshot the Wild 29-23 in the game.

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Backstrom.
Kings 3, Wild 3: Minnesota tied the game with 9:03 remaining in the period. Jason Zucker’s shot deflected off the stick of Slava Voynov and fluttered toward the net. The puck deflected off the skate of Erik Christensen and into the net. Justin Falk also picked up an assist.
End of period: Shots were 7-7 in the period. The Kings went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings will be on the power play for the first 1:38 of overtime.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Backstrom.
Kings 3, Wild 2: Brad Richardson’s second goal of the game, 57 seconds into the second period, gave the Kings the lead. Anze Kopitar’s shot got deflected wide and behind the Minnesota net. Richardson chased down the puck and scored on a wraparound before Backstrom could slide across. Kopitar recorded his third assist of the game and Dustin Brown also picked up an assist for his third point.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Wild 8-5 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and did not face a penalty kill.

FIRST PERIOD
Officials: Dave Jackson, Brad Meier (referees); Mike Cvik, Scott Cherrey (linesmen).
Lineups: Jeff Carter, Davis Drewiske and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Bernier against the Wild’s Niklas Backstrom.
Wild 1, Kings 0: Minnesota took the lead just 40 seconds into the game. After a faceoff win in the Kings’ zone, Nate Prosser took a slap shot from the left point. Darroll Powe found a bit of open ice in the slot and deflected the shot past Bernier. Justin Falk also picked up an assist.
Kings 1, Wild 1: The Kings tied the game, briefly, at the 3:28 mark. Slava Voynov made a nice play to keep the puck in the Minnesota zone at the blue line. Anze Kopitar then shot from the left circle. Dustin Brown whacked at the rebound, and the puck came free as Brad Richardson crashed the net and scored.
Wild 2, Kings 1: Minnesota regained the lead just 17 seconds after Richardson’s goal. As Jason Zucker and Matt Greene battled for the puck, they ran into Bernier. The puck stayed free, and Nick Johnson skated in and knocked it into the net. Zucker and Erik Christensen picked up assists at the 3:45 mark.
Kings 2, Wild 2: The Kings tied the game with a power-play goal with 4:29 remaining in the period. Mike Richards took a medium-range shot and Backstrom made the save but left a rebound in front. Dustin Brown was there and knocked the puck past Backstrom from close range. Anze Kopitar also picked up an assist.
End of period: Shots were 9-9 in the period. The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.