Scouting the Wild

[UPDATE: Jonathan Bernier gets the start for the Kings tonight.]

The is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Kings and the Minnesota Wild. It follows the Kings’ 5-2 win in Los Angeles on Nov. 12, the Wild’s 4-2 win in Los Angeles on Dec. 8 and the Kings’ 4-0 win in Minnesota on Feb. 28. In the season series, the Kings have scored one power-play goal and allowed one power-play goal. The Wild, after a brilliant 20-7-3 start to the season, fell hard, with a 9-25-7 record over their next 41 games. Out of the playoff race, the Wild have rebounded with three wins in their last six games, nice home wins over Vancouver, Calgary and Florida. The Wild are 5-for-19 on the power play in their last seven games. For the latest on the Wild, check out the coverage from the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press, followed by the possible lineups for the Kings and the Wild…

Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Wild coverage

Pioneer Press’ Wild coverage


Brad Richardson-Anze Kopitar-Dustin Brown
Dwight King-Mike Richards-Justin Williams
Dustin Penner-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford-Colin Fraser-Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Bernier
Jonathan Quick


Devin Setoguchi-Mikko Koivu-Dany Heatley
Cal Clutterbuck-Erik Christensen-Jason Zucker
Darroll Powe-Kyle Brodziak-Nick Johnson
Jed Ortmeyer-Warren Peters-Stephane Veilleux

Clayton Stoner-Tom Gilbert
Kurtis Foster-Nate Prosser
Justin Falk-Steve Kampfer

Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

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