Kopitar, Walker each has goal, assist for Kings in victory against Wild


  • Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to four games, and the Los Angeles Kings ended a three-game winless streak with a 3-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild at Staples Center on Tuesday.

  • Sean Walker also had a goal and an assist for the Kings (6-11-1), who were 0-2-1 in their past three.
  • Jeff Carter scored, and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves to end a five-game losing streak.

“Tonight I think everybody was on their game, starting with Johnny back there,” said Kopitar, who has five points (two goals, three assists) during his streak. “Our D corps was good. Forwards up front were making some plays, and we were obviously able to score some goals.”

  • Matt Dumba scored for the second straight game for the Wild (6-11-1). Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves.
  • The Wild alternated wins and losses to go 2-2-0 on their four-game road trip.
  • Minnesota has won consecutive games once this season (Oct. 20-22).

“It’s great that we’re playing OK, but when you dig yourself a hole like we’ve done, you can’t win one, lose one the rest of the way,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. “You got to put a little run together, and so far we haven’t done that.”

NHL Highlights | Wild vs Kings – Nov. 12, 2019


  • Quick has allowed four goals in his three wins this season.
  • He has allowed 39 goals in his eight losses. …
  • Kings forward Alex Iafallo had an assist for the second straight game.
  • He has three points (one goal, two assists) in his past four games. …
  • Wild forward Kevin Fiala had his four-game point streak end. …
  • The Kings scratched forwards Ilya Kovalchuk and Adrian Kempe and defenseman Kurtis MacDermid.
  • General manager Rob Blake said Kovalchuk’s availability going forward would be handled on a game-by-game basis and he had not requested a trade.
  • The 36-year-old has a no-movement clause this season. …
  • The Kings are 2-6-1 in their past nine games.
  • Prior to the start of the game, the LA Kings honored Sgt. 1st Class Joe Lowrey as their Hero of the Game and Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike Dalager sang the National Anthem

Sources & Credits: Dan Greenspan / NHL.com; LA Kings, MIN Wild

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