Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Justin Williams scored twice and Jonathan
Bernier posted 23 saves to notch his first shutout of the season, as the Los
Angeles Kings blanked the Minnesota Wild, 3-0, on Thursday at Staples Center.
Jeff Carter potted the other goal for the Kings, who had lost two of their
previous three, including Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss in Minnesota.
Niklas Backstrom started between the pipes for Minnesota, but allowed the only
two shots he faced to find the back of the net before being removed in favor
of Darcy Kuemper, who stopped 11-of-12 shots in relief.
The Wild have lost three straight and four of their last five to fall two
points back of Vancouver for the top spot in the Northwest Division after the
Canucks blanked Edmonton on Thursday.
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