Erik Christensen and Mikko Koivu each slipped shootout goals past Jonathan Bernier to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in a shootout Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis. By losing in overtime, the Kings gained a point, which assured they will end the day in no worse than a tie for first place in the Pacific Division.
Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist in the first period as the Kings and Wild were tied 2-2 after one period. Brown then assisted on Brad Richardson's fifth goal of the season 52 seconds into the second period to give Los Angeles a 3-2 lead, which held until Christensen tied the game at 10:57 of the third period.
The Kings end their regular season with home games against Edmonton and San Jose, followed by a road contest in San Jose.
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