Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 2

Thursday, December 8, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 19-7-2-1 10-4-1-0 9-3-1-1 W6
Los Angeles 13-11-2-2 8-8-0-1 5-3-2-1 L3


Matt Hackett made 42 saves in his first career start and Darroll Powe recorded a goal and an assist as the visiting Minnesota Wild coasted to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

Mikko Koivu, Marco Scandella and Cody Almond also scored for the Wild, who have won six straight and 11 of 13. Minnesota leads the NHL with 41 points.

Powe scored from the doorstep at the 1:25 mark of the second period after the Wild had created a turnover in the Los Angeles zone. Jonathan Quick was caught out of the net after a rebound and Powe slipped his third goal into the open left side.

Minnesota center Kyle Brodziak drew a game misconduct and a boarding call shortly after Powe’s goal when he came up from behind Anze Kopitar and delivered a shoulder-to-shoulder hit. The shot sent Kopitar into the boards head first as he was about to receive a pass.

Scandella scored the game-winner later in the second. Dany Heatley sent a pass into the slot, where Scandella shot through a crowd past Quick.

Hackett allowed the first goal of his career at the 3:59 mark of the third, when Dustin Penner got a rebound in the slot and snapped it into an open net. Hackett had gone the first 102:10 of his career without allowing a tally.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Los Angeles
Darroll Powe 2 Points Jack Johnson 2
Darroll Powe 1 Goals Trent Hunter 1
Nick Johnson 2 Assists Jack Johnson 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Matt Hackett .955 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .833
Matt Hackett 42 Saves Jonathan Quick 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 24 4 0-4 2-2 17 25
Los Angeles 44 2 0-2 4-4 8 35

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Kings have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Arizona. The Wild have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .545 after a loss.
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