National Hockey League
Minnesota 5, Los Angeles 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Referees: Kendrick Nicholson, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: David Brisebois, Ryan Daisy
Attendance: 17444

Alex Stalock stopped 30 shots and Matt Dumba had two primary assists as the Minnesota Wild scored the final four goals of the game while cruising to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night in Saint Paul, Minn.

Jared Spurgeon, Mikko Koivu, Joel Eriksson Ek, Eric Staal and Gerald Mayhew scored goals for Minnesota, which improved to 9-1-4 in its last 14 games against Los Angeles. It was also the third win in the last four games for the Wild.

Ben Hutton scored his first goal of the season for Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick finished with 22 saves for the Kings.

Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Dumba fired a wrist shot from the top of the right circle that deflected into the top left corner of the net off of the thigh pad of Mayhew, stationed in front of the goal. It was Mayhew's second goal of the season.

The Wild nearly made it 2-0 in the opening seconds of the second period but Dumba's shot from the top of the slot caromed off the crossbar.

Hutton then tied it four minutes later with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle that clanged in off the left post.

Staal put the Wild back in front at the 17:04 mark when he finished a two-on-one break with a wrist shot from the left dot over Quick's glove and into the top right corner of the net. It was his third goal of the season, with all coming in the last three games.

Eriksson Ek increased Minnesota's lead to 3-1 just 28 seconds into the third period when he whacked in a rebound of a Dumba shot through Quick's pads for his first goal of the season.

Koivu then put in a rebound of a Marcus Foligno shot six minutes later to make it 4-1. Spurgeon followed six minutes later with his second goal of the season, poking the puck away from Quick, who was trying to cover up a Foligno rebound effort, and then firing a shot in top shelf.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Los Angeles   Minnesota
Ben Hutton 1 Points Matt Dumba 2
Ben Hutton 1 Goals Joel Eriksson Ek 1
Adrian Kempe 1 Assists Matt Dumba 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .815 Save Percentage Alex Stalock .968
Jonathan Quick 22 Saves Alex Stalock 30
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 31 1 0-3 3-3 6 32
Minnesota 27 5 0-3 3-3 6 19
Upcoming Games
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Wild have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Kings have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .500 after a loss.