The Minnesota Wild lost 4-0 at home to the L.A. Kings Wednesday night. The Kings scored 4 first period goals. Darcy Kuemper allowed 4 goals with 6 saves before being lifted for Niklas Backstrom. Backstrom had 12 saves the rest of the way.
The Minnesota Wild lost 3-0 at Ottawa Thursday night in the first game of a 3-game road trip. Ottawa scored 2 goals in the 2nd period and 1 in the 3rd. Niklas Backstrom had 14 saves and the Wild outshot Ottawa 35-17.