Los Angeles (34-23-5) at Minnesota (30-28-5) 8:00 pm EST
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) - With an eye toward strengthening
their playoff push, the Los Angeles Kings aim for a season-high
fifth straight win when they visit the Minnesota Wild on
After entering the Olympic break with a pair of victories, the
Kings have returned to action with two more, including a 3-2
triumph over the Wild on Thursday in which defenseman Lubomir
Visnovsky scored with less than three minutes left for Los
The Kings followed that up with an identical result against
Columbus two days later, recording a fourth straight win for the
second time this season. Michael Cammalleri scored on a power
play with 5:55 left for the game-winner.
Steve Avery had a pair of tallies for Los Angeles, which enters
Tuesday in seventh place in the Western Conference, a point out
of sixth and ahead of eighth.
The Wild came off a 1-3-1 road trip that ended with four
straight losses to claim a milestone victory Sunday. With a 5-3
triumph over Colorado, Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire earned
his 400th career NHL victory.
Marian Gaborik's shorthanded tally 5:36 into the third period
snapped a 3-3 tie and helped lift the Wild to an 18-12-1 mark at