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Star Tribune

Mikael Granlund scores 12 seconds into OT, lifts Wild over Kings

“But despite a mishmash bunch of lines that included one forward playing his third game in three days and the team coming off its five-day bye, the Wild nobly rallied four times from one-goal deficits for the third time in franchise history during an exhilarating 5-4 overtime win.”

Postgame: Amid trades and mumps, Wild pulls out dramatic victory

“…in a 5-4 overtime win over Los Angeles, Granlund scored the fastest overtime goal in Wild history (12 seconds). It was Granlund’s 20th goal and his first career regular-season overtime winner… The win was the Wild’s 40th and gave Minnesota 86 points – one short of last year’s 82-game total in 60 games.”


Wild top Kings on spectacular Mikael Granlund goal in OT

“Hanzal, the presumed prize of Sunday’s deal, finished the night with a couple of shots on goal. White, meanwhile, instantly endeared himself to the Wild faithful — first with his flow, then with his show — scoring a goal and tallying an assist.”

Fox Sports

Shorthanded Wild dethrone Kings in overtime

“The Wild wrapped up their franchise-record eight-game homestand with a 5-2-1 record. In their past 33 games since Dec. 13, they’ve scored four-plus goals 18 times. After losing 5-3 to Chicago before their bye… the Wild were given a gift from general manager Chuck Fletcher for their franchise-best record at this point in the season with the acquisition of the well-regarded Hanzal.”

SB Nation – Hockey Wilderness

Wild battle from behind to beat Kings in OT

“There were moments of brilliance for the Wild; Granlund’s winning goal, White’s deflection, and Schroeder’s goal were tasty, to say nothing of Nino. There were problems as well. The passing was not as crisp as it needed to be at times, and the Wild had trouble entering the zone smoothly, including on the power play.”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.