Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings :
Shootout points can be deceiving.
Sometimes you can totally outplay your opponent, come away with a shootout loss and leave the rink feeling defeated; when you’re on the other side, a shootout win feels great even if you’re outplayed the entire night. The former is how the Wild feels after tonight’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Kings...Read more.
The Los Angeles Kings got shootout goals from Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter and Jonathan Quick stopped both shots in the tiebreaker to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center in the season opener for both teams.
The loss marked the first defeat for the Wild in a home opener. Minnesota had won 11 in a row.....Read more.