LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabe Vilardi scored his second consecutive game-winning purpose, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Minnesota Wild 1-0 on Tuesday evening.
Vilardi beat Marc-Andre Fleury between his legs on a one-timer from the excessive slot with 6:03 left.
That was all Quick wanted as he posted his second shutout in opposition to the Wild and the 57th of his distinguished profession. He is second amongst energetic goalies in shutouts.
Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty had the assists on Vilardi’s tenth purpose of the season to assist the Kings earn their third straight dwelling win.
Fleury stopped 29 photographs.
Kirill Kaprizov obtained a match penalty for a retaliatory cross-check to the jaw of Doughty with 5:12 remaining within the second interval.
Los Angeles, nonetheless, couldn’t rating on the next five-minute energy play.
The closest factor to a purpose by means of the primary two intervals got here when Kings ahead Arthur Kaliyev used an apparent excessive stick to place the puck within the web at 8:30 of the second.
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The Wild welcomed again ahead Jordan Greenway, who had appeared in solely one in all their first 11 video games due to a hard left shoulder. He had surgical procedure over the summer time, retaining him out of coaching camp and the primary three video games of the season.
Greenway made his season debut Oct. 20 in opposition to Vancouver however lasted simply 2:58 earlier than sustaining an damage to the identical shoulder unrelated to the offseason process.
NOTES: Wild F Marcus Foligno (higher physique) participated in a morning skate and will return as quickly as Friday at Seattle. … Kings F Quinton Byfield has been loaned to the AHL for a rehabilitation task after lacking six video games due to sickness. … The Wild took three photographs within the first, their fewest in any interval this season.
Wild: At the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday evening to finish the Southern California back-to-back.
Kings: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday evening.
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