The Minnesota Wild picked up their sixth straight win with a 4-2 victory over the L.A. Kings. Mikko Koivu started the scoring just 24 seconds into the game, and rookie Matt Hackett stopped 42 of 44 shots.
Hackett, Wild defeat Sharks, 2-1
The Wild's 2-1 victory in San Jose wasn't easy Tuesday night. Starting goaltender Josh Harding left the game with an injury, forcing Matt Hackett into his NHL debut. Hackett responded by stopping all 34 shots he faced for the win. Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored for Minnesota.