Skip to main content

Kuemper solid in debut, but Wild bow to Kings in overtime

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Wild 1

Kings 2

The Minnesota Wild fell to the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in 3-on-3 overtime Friday night at Staples Center. Minnesota still got one point in the loss, but lost on Anze Kopitar's game winner in the extra frame.

1. Kuemper under siege

Darcy Kuemper made his first start in goal of the season, and he did his part and then some to keep the Wild in the game. The Wild were outshot 32-16 through the first two periods, and Kuemper stopped all but one of the shots.

He finished the night with 35 saves on 37 shots.

2. Taking advantage of the advantage

The Wild now have a power play goal in all four games this season. Minnesota's power play goal on Friday night came at an important time.

Early in the third with the Wild down 1-0, Mikko Koivu put home his second goal of the season on a beautifully executed power play for the Wild.

This embed is invalid

3. First look at 3-on-3 ot

Unfortunately Minnesota's first attempt at 3-on-3 overtime hockey didn't go their way, but it made for an exciting finish.

Both teams had chances, but the Wild failed on two very strong scoring chances to win the game.

Tweet of the Night:

Well not quite!

Next up:

The Wild face Anaheim on Sunday night. Face off is at 7.

Next Up

st. paul federation of educators - teachers

Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations

Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.

turtinen two harbors

MN mayor in hot water for hawking $400M underwater hotel plan

The city council called a special meeting to discuss the mayor's public comments.

police lights

Woman in critical condition after attempted murder, authorities say

A 33-year-old woman is in custody and facing possible charges.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Charges: Driver threw 'large rocks' at police car during highway chase

Authorities say the suspect had used methamphetamine earlier in the day.

covid, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 21

Hospitalizations dipped from 1,629 Jan. 19 to 1,571 on Jan. 20.

minneapolis police

Shooting near University of Minnesota kills 1, injures 2

The victims were all in a parked car when the shooting happened, police said.

canada bodies found 2

Florida man charged with human smuggling after 4 die, 5 rescued near border

A baby and an teenage boy were among those who were found dead feet from the U.S. border.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 8.42.40 AM

Man shot while driving on I-394 in St. Louis Park

The driver and his bullet-riddled SUV wound up outside the DoubleTree hotel in St. Louis Park.

Mall of America

Mall of America to celebrate 30 years with events, giveaways throughout 2022

The festivities will kick off Friday with a '90s-themed drag show.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 7.29.00 AM

Victim of 1994 Michigan cold case murder ID'd as missing Minnesotan

Shelley Rae Kephart went missing from Hennepin County more than 28 years ago.

Mike Zimmer

Coller: Did the Vikings wait too long to fire Zimmer, Spielman?

This wasn’t just ugly. This was ugly, ugly.