In Los Angeles, the Minnesota Wild overcame a 1-3 deficit in the third period with two goals to force extra time on Thursday night with the Lings.
Kirill Kaprizov completed the comeback at 3:47 of the extra session to send the Wild to a 4-3 win.
“I think more than anything you just see his competitiveness all over the ice, and that’s what makes him so good,” the Wild’s Matt Dumba said. “And then he gets a puck on a break and you see what he does. Everyone who’s watching the game can see that he’s a special talent.”
Cam Talbot made 31 saves to get the win in his debut with Minnesota.
Jonas Brodin staked the Wild to a 1-0 lead in the first period before the Kings responded with three straight goals.
“I’m sure we’re all talking about the offensive side of the puck. Defensive side of the puck was awesome as well,” Wild head coach Dean Evason said about Kaprizov. “And when you have no fear as a staff to put somebody on the ice that’s special like that, it makes it a very easy decision.”
Jeff Carter,Andreas Athanasiou and Dustin Brown were the Kings’ strikers.
“[Carter is] a utility guy for us. Put him in any situation he will deliver,” Anze Kopitar said.
Jonathan Quick made 23 saves in the loss.
“It was certainly not the outcome we wanted, especially being up 3-1,” Kopitar said. “The third was not as sharp as we wanted. We made some good plays and good stuff was happening throughout the game, but we have to clean up what happened in the third.”