Wild hope to wake from their California nightmare

The Wild managed only three shots in the first period in Los Angeles. Things got worse after that. Goalie Josh Harding got the hook as the Kings scored four second period goals on their way to a 5-2 win. Minnesota will try to straighten things out in Anaheim tonight.
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The Wild managed only three shots in the first period in Los Angeles. Things got worse after that. Goalie Josh Harding got the hook as the Kings scored four second period goals on their way to a 5-2 win. Minnesota will try to straighten things out in Anaheim tonight.

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