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Mikko Koivu scores in shootout to lift Minnesota Wild over LA Kings 4-3

Saturday, 03.30.2013 / 11:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Mikko Koivu scores in shootout to lift Minnesota Wild over LA Kings 4-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mikko Koivu scored in a shootout to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Koivu also had two assists in regulation. Matt Cullen also had a goal, Zach Parise had a goal and an assist and Niklas Backstrom stopped 28 shots for Minnesota, which bounced back after having its seven-game win streak ended a night earlier in Dallas.

Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter had power-play goals, and Justin Williams also scored for the Kings, who blew a two-goal lead and fell to 2-1 on their five-game road trip. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 25 saves.

Backstrom won his eighth consecutive start and his 19th game of the season a night after sitting out for the first time in 13 games.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday