Los Angeles 4, Minnesota 0

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 29-23-5-7 16-13-0-4 13-10-5-3 W1
Minnesota 28-26-2-7 15-11-1-3 13-15-1-4 L1


KINGS 4, WILD 0: Backup Jonathan Bernier turned aside 26 shots for his first shutout of the season to lift visiting Los Angeles over Minnesota.

Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist apiece to help the Kings climb into a tie with Dallas and Colorado for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.

Dwight King and Alec Martinez also tallied and Dustin Brown and Matt Greene contributed two assists apiece as Los Angeles won for only the second time in seven games.

Bernier had 10 saves in each of the first two periods en route to his fifth career shutout and second against Minnesota.

Williams triggered a three-goal first period when a shot by Slava Voynov deflected off his body and past Niklas Backstrom only 44 seconds into the game.

King doubled the lead by redirecting a centering pass from Kopitar nine minutes later, and Kopitar ended a nine-game goalless drought by tapping a shot into an open net with 1:22 left in the period.

Martinez supplied the only goal of the second period to give Los Angeles a commanding 4-0 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Kings, who entered with a league-low 130 goals, had been limited to one goal or fewer in eight of the previous 12 games. The four-goal outburst allowed them to surpass the Wild, who came in with 133 goals. ... Bernier won for the first time since Jan. 9. It was only his second start since that victory. He also blanked the Wild in Minnesota on Feb. 1, 2011.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Minnesota
Anze Kopitar 2 Points N/A
Anze Kopitar 1 Goals N/A
Dustin Brown 2 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Bernier 1.000 Save Percentage Niklas Backstrom .733
Jonathan Bernier 26 Saves Niklas Backstrom 11

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 15 4 0-3 3-3 13 21
Minnesota 26 0 0-3 3-3 13 36

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Wild have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .343 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Kings have a W/L % of .321 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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