Los Angeles (3-5-2) at Minnesota (7-1-0) 8:00 pm EDT
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Wild took
two-of-three games on their recent West Coast road trip, and
they return home to face the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in
search of their sixth straight home victory.
The Wild defeated the Kings, 2-1, last Wednesday to start the
trip on a positive note.
Minnesota finished it with a 4-1 triumph over the San Jose
Sharks on Saturday. Stephane Veilleux and Wes Walz each had a
goal and an assist to lead the Wild, who were outshot, 32-18.
Minnesota right wing Marian Gaborik will miss another 10-to-14
days with a mild groin strain. Gaborik was hurt in Friday's 2-1
loss at Anaheim.
The Kings try to rebound from a lopsided 6-1 loss to the
Colorado Avalanche on Monday, the first of their four-game road
Derek Armstrong scored Los Angeles' only goal at 5:10 of the
first period. Kings goaltender Dan Cloutier was lifted after
only stopping 26-of-32 shots.
Cloutier has not been sharp this season, going 1-4-1 with a 3.73