Preview: Wild @ Kings Game 76

Christian Petersen

Wild woke up in the desert. They now have to go against Jonathan Quick, one of the best in the business.

The Wild outshot the Coyotes 14-3 in the third period and scored three goals for the comeback win. Bryzgalov made 23 saves against his former team to move to 3-0-2 since being acquired. Minnesota suffered a 3-2 shootout loss in the season opener at Xcel Energy Center (10/3) and earned a 2-1 shootout victory at Staples Center in the last meeting. Minnesota plays its third contest in a four-game road trip, tied for its longest this season. The Wild has points in four of its last five road games (3-1-1), earning 21 points in its last 17 matches away from Saint Paul (9-5-3).Jonathan Quick is 1-0-1 with a 1.38 GAA and a .935 SV% and stopped five-of-six shootout attempts in two starts.

Darcy may be back between the pipes tonight, despite Bryz having a strong showing and owns respectable numbers against LA. Kuemper is 1-0-0 with a 0.99 GAA and a .962 SV% in two games (one start). The Kings have reached the conference finals the last two season and won the cup two years ago are built for playoff hockey. They recently acquired former Minnesota Wild player, Marian Gaborik in hopes to spark more offense.

Puck drops at 9pm central. The game can be watched on Fox Sports North or on 100.3 KFAN in the twin cities.

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