Game Thread – Kings vs. Wild, 10/16

Los Angeles Kings 2, Minnesota Wild 3
Game Preview
WATCH: Bally Sports West
LISTEN: LA Kings Audio Network Live Stream
SOG: LAK – 30 MIN – 30
PP: LAK – 1/3 MIN – 0/1

First Period
No Scoring

Second Period
1. LAK – Viktor Arvidsson (1) – (Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty) – 5:23 (PP)
2. MIN – Frederick Gaudreau (1) – (Kevin Fiala, Dmitry Kulikov) – 6:17
3. MIN – Viktor Rask (1) – (Kirill Kaprizov) – 11:55
4. MIN – Ryan Hartman (1) – (Jordan Greenway, Marcus Foligno) – 16:52

Third Period
5. LAK – Anze Kopitar (4) – (Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick) – 7:28

Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. PT
STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
Referees: Marc Joannette (25), Ian Walsh (29)
Linesmen: Kiel Murchison (79), Mitch Hunt (62)
Bally Sports West, Bally Sports App, LA Kings Audio Network

Another test for the Kings tonight, Insiders. On Thursday, the Kings flipped the script on a team that gave them fits last season and tonight they look to do the same, with the Minnesota Wild in town. An exciting debut on opening night leaves us all pretty excited about the potential outlook of this team, after the Kings played an up-tempo, aggressive style of hockey against the Golden Knights in Game 1. It’d be unreasonable to expect a four-goal throttling every time out, but seeing the team continue to build a new identity through its play style will be important here in the early stages of the season. Another measuring stick awaits this evening.

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