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GAME: Los Angeles Kings (16-14-9-4) at Minnesota Wild (15-17-12-0).

TIME: Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST.

The Los Angeles Kings haven't won a game in almost a month. Maybe a trip to Minnesota is exactly what they need.

The Kings will look to continue their road dominance against the Wild when the teams meet at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Kings had their winless streak extended to 12 games (0-3-8-1) with Tuesday's scoreless tie at Nashville. Roman Cechmanek earned the Kings one point by making 29 saves.

Los Angeles has not won since a 4-2 victory over Edmonton on Dec. 16. The Kings haven't gone this long without a victory since they suffered through a 16-game skid during the 1981-82 season.

However, Los Angeles is unbeaten in its last five trips to St. Paul, Minn. (3-0-2), dating to a 4-3 loss on Dec. 22, 2000.

The Wild have struggled at home against the Kings, Marian Gaborik put up good offensive numbers against Los Angeles last season, recording five goals and one assist in four games, including a hat trick on Nov. 4, 2002.

However, Gaborik has struggled to score this season. After a prolonged contract holdout to start the season, the 21-year-old winger has just five goals in 32 games.

Gaborik led Minnesota with 30 goals and 75 points last season, and had 60 goals over the previous two seasons.

The Wild are also coming in mired in a terrible slump, winning just one of their last 11 (1-3-7). Minnesota is 1-for-35 on the power play during the slide.

Sergei Zholtok's slap shot with 13.9 seconds remaining in the third period gave Minnesota a 3-3 draw with Nashville on Monday. Richard Park and Filip Kuba also had goals for the Wild.

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