Following Wild games, occasionally Manager of Digital Media Ryan Stanzel will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 2-1 shootout win against the Los Angeles Kings:
The great thing about youth? Resiliency. When Niklas Backstrom couldn’t start in net tonight for the Wild, the team turned to Darcy Kuemper. In Kuemper’s last NHL start — Oct. 15 in Toronto, he allowed three goals on 10 shots. He made one more relief appearance Nov. 19, but had gone down to AHL Iowa and worked hard on his game...Read More.
Nino Niederreiter scored the Minnesota Wild's lone goal in regulation and connected for the only goal in the shootout for a 2-1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Tuesday.
Niederreiter tied the game 3:25 into the third period, then won it by deking Jonathan Quick before ripping a wrist shot into a wide-open net in the fourth round of the tiebreaker...Read More.