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Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) scores the winning goal past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) in the shootout during the game at Staples Center. Wild won 2-1 in a shootout. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Kuemper, Wild stymie Kings in shootout

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By Dennis Bernstein, The Sports Xchange

Minnesota 2  Los Angeles 1

LOS ANGELES -- If the Minnesota Wild make the Stanley Cup playoffs, they may look back on Tuesday's game at Staples Center as a defining moment.


They limped into Los Angeles without their top two goal-scorers and started their third-string goaltender, yet they emerged with the win.

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