Los Angeles hosts Minnesota after shootout victory
Los Angeles; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Wild visit Los Angeles after the Kings defeated Toronto 1-0 in a shootout.
The Kings are 16-20-2 in conference games. Los Angeles has scored 32 power-play goals, converting on 17.5% of chances.
The Wild are 8-10-1 against opponents from the Central Division. Minnesota is eighth in the league shooting 10.4% and averaging 3.1 goals on 30.1 shots per game.
Los Angeles beat Minnesota 3-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 12.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 7-3-0, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
Kings: 7-2-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .942 save percentage.
INJURIES: Kings: Jeff Carter: out (lower body).
Wild: Eric Staal: day to day (personal).