Kuemper gives up four in first as Wild get clobbered by Kings

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The defending Stanley Cup Champion L.A. Kings clobbered the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Wednesday night.

The Kings took control of the game early with four goals in the first period.

Mike Richards gave the Kings the early lead with his fourth goal of the season. Dwight King and Jamie McBain each assisted.

Dustin Brown pushed the lead to 2-0, at the 13:13 mark. Then Tyler Toffoli and Justin Williams also slipped pucks passed Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

Kuemper was pulled after the first period, he stopped just six of the 10 shots he faced. Niklas Backstrom replaced Kuemper in the final two periods and stopped all 12 shots.

Scoring Summary

1st period: 4:21 LAK – Mike Richards (4) Assist: Dwight King (5), Jamie McBain (2) 1-0 LAK

1st period: 13:13 LAK – Dustin Brown (4) Assist: Brayden McNabb (7) 2-0 LAK

1st period: 18:18 LAK – Tyler Toffoli (9) Assist: None 3-0 LAK

1st period: 19:50 LAK – Justin Williams (5) Assist: Brown (3), Jarret Stoll (5) 4-0 LAK

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