Kings lose to Wild, fail to gain in Pacific

Filip Gustavsson made 23 saves for the Wild (39-33-9).  

Blake Lizotte scored and Cam Talbot made 262 saves for the Kings (43-27-11), who were unable to extend their lead over the idle Vegas Golden Knights for third in the Pacific Division. Los Angles is one point ahead of Vegas, which has a game in hand. 

Matt Boldy put the Wild ahead 1-0 at 14:14 of the first period on the power play. He built up speed entering the offensive zone off the pass of Marco Rossi, got behind defenseman Matt Roy and beat Talbot five-hole with a wrist shot.

Minnesota had a chance to extend its lead with 51 seconds left after Talbot came out of his crease to play the puck, but Alex Goligoski’s shot into an open net was broken up by Trevor Moore.   

Ryan Hartman made it 2-0 at 19:55 of the second period, finishing off a 2-on-1 rush from Kaprizov with a wrist shot. Kaprizov got his 50th assist.

Kaprizov made it 3-0 at 8:25 of the third period, banking the puck in off Talbot’s back from behind the net for his 45th goal. 

Lizotte cut it to 3-1 at 14:36 on a wrist shot from the high slot.

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