Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from each contest. Today, he'll look back at a 2-1 win over the Kings:
The Wild needed to be tougher to play against. Tonight, against the Kings, Minnesota responded with a gritty team effort. Top to bottom, everyone in the lineup contributed and was tough to play against, whether it was through physical play or making smart chips at the blue lines... Read more
Charlie Coyle and Cal Clutterbuck scored 16 seconds apart late in the first period, helping the Minnesota Wild break their five-game home losing streak and hang on for a critical 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Jeff Carter's slap shot whizzed past Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom with an improbable 0.8 seconds left before the second intermission, pulling the Kings within one. Carter has 26 goals, tied for third in the NHL... Read more