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Recap - Wild Defeat Los Angeles 5-1

Minnesota skated to a 5-1 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild were a -135 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Eric Staal, Joel Eriksson Ek, Mikko Koivu, Jared Spurgeon, and Gerald Mayhew each scored for the Wild in the victory. Mayhew opened the scoring for Minnesota.

Alex Stalock stopped 30 of 31 Los Angeles shots in the victory.

Los Angeles got a goal from Ben Hutton in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Los Angeles got a 22-stop effort from Jonathan Quick in the loss.

On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-3, while the Kings were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Los Angeles outshot Minnesota 31-27 in the game.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Dallas looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head on the road to face Chicago.