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Kings look to snap skid against Wild

Jan 20, 2009 - 1:28 PM Los Angeles (17-20-7) at Minnesota (23-19-3), 8:00 p.m. EST

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Kings have had a lot of trouble scoring lately and now they have to deal with the top defensive team in the NHL.

Looking to snap a four-game losing streak, the Kings visit goaltender Niklas Backstrom and the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

Coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday, Los Angeles has netted just 15 goals in its last 10 games (3-6-1).

The Kings have been outscored, 15-4, in their losing streak. They trudged through a season-high, five-game slide from October 25-November 4, and will match that skid if the Wild are able to notch their fourth win in five games.

Minnesota has yielded a league-low 102 tallies this season and used a 40-save effort from Backstrom to skate to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

The 30-year-old Backstrom has given up two goals or fewer in five of his last eight contests and has registered 40 or more saves three times this season.

Prior to that contest, the Wild had dropped eight of their last 10 games on the road.

Minnesota's Andrew Brunette played in his 498th consecutive game, the longest active streak in the NHL, despite an injured right knee.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 3 1 5
    MINNESOTA 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - KYLE CALDER 5 (PETER HARROLD) 10:36
    MIN - (PP) OWEN NOLAN 11 (MAREK ZIDLICKY, MIKKO KOIVU) 12:30
    2ND PRD: LOS - (PP) ANZE KOPITAR 12 (KYLE CALDER, DREW DOUGHTY) 7:18
    LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 16 (JARRET STOLL, DREW DOU

    Jan 20 10:33 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 5
    MINNESOTA 2
    3RD PRD: LOS - (EN) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 10 (UNASSISTED) 19:56

    Kings 5, Wild 2  3rd - 0:04Jan 20 10:33 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 3 4
    MINNESOTA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - KYLE CALDER 5 (PETER HARROLD) 10:36
    MIN - (PP) OWEN NOLAN 11 (MAREK ZIDLICKY, MIKKO KOIVU) 12:30
    2ND PRD: LOS - (PP) ANZE KOPITAR 12 (KYLE CALDER, DREW DOUGHTY) 7:18
    LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 16 (JARRET ST

    Jan 20 9:40 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 4
    MINNESOTA 2
    2ND PRD: LOS - DEREK ARMSTRONG 3 (MATT GREENE, WAYNE SIMMONDS) 15:54

    Kings 4, Wild 2  2nd - 4:06Jan 20 9:33 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 3
    MINNESOTA 2
    2ND PRD: MIN - (PP) MAREK ZIDLICKY 9 (ANDREW BRUNETTE, MIKKO KOIVU)
    11:22

    Kings 3, Wild 2  2nd - 8:38Jan 20 9:25 PM
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    Kings 3, Wild 2  2nd - 8:38Jan 20 9:25 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 3
    MINNESOTA 1
    2ND PRD: LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 16 (JARRET STOLL, DREW DOUGHTY) 8:32

    Kings 3, Wild 1  2nd - 11:28Jan 20 9:16 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 2
    MINNESOTA 1
    2ND PRD: LOS - (PP) ANZE KOPITAR 12 (KYLE CALDER, DREW DOUGHTY) 7:18

    Kings 2, Wild 1  2nd - 12:42Jan 20 9:13 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 1
    MINNESOTA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - KYLE CALDER 5 (PETER HARROLD) 10:36
    MIN - (PP) OWEN NOLAN 11 (MAREK ZIDLICKY, MIKKO KOIVU) 12:30
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 13 13
    MIN 8

    Jan 20 8:43 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 1
    MINNESOTA 1
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) OWEN NOLAN 11 (MAREK ZIDLICKY, MIKKO KOIVU) 12:30

    Kings 1, Wild 1  1st - 7:30Jan 20 8:34 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 1
    MINNESOTA 0
    1ST PRD: LOS - KYLE CALDER 5 (PETER HARROLD) 10:36

    Kings 1, Wild 0  1st - 9:24Jan 20 8:29 PM