The Minnesota Wild could not get their act together as they traveled to Los Angeles to face the Kings. The Los Angeles Kings have just returned to their home after a very tiring road trip, and they couldn’t be happier with it. And their happiness was evident in the way they performed on Thursday night against the Wild. Basketball scores.
“That road trip got old in a hurry,” Jack Johnson stated. “You woke up for a couple of games and you wondered, ‘What city am I in?’ It’s so nice just to sleep in your own bed.”
The first period didn’t bring much score-wise, but it sure was a spectacle to behold. The game was very physical and both teams fought hard to get the opening goal. But as fate would have it, it was the Kings who were able to finally break the deadlock. It was Wayne Simmonds just 25 seconds after the 13 minute mark. He was adeptly found by Jack Johnson and quickly released an unstoppable shot. Basketball odds.
They made a nice play on their game winner,” John Madden, Minnesota Wild forward, stated. “We had our chances to put it away, but we didn’t have any luck around the net. There were a lot of loose pucks we just couldn’t get our sticks on. You just have to keep going and keep playing hockey.”
The second period was just as evenly matched, but this time the Wild managed to score too. Eric Nystrom finally managed to equalize 3 seconds after the 4 minute mark. But Wayne Simmonds and the Los Angeles Kings were on top of their game and managed to take the lead again just 6 minutes later. This time it was Anze Kopitar with the assist and Wayne Simmonds again with the shot. The fans went wild and the show was on. Even though everything was against them, the Minnesota Wild kept fighting and managed to equalize when the clock showed 19:55. It was Brent Burns with the heroic equalizer.
However, even though the Wild managed to keep it leveled in the first two periods, they completely lost it in the third. Drew Douglas managed to put the Kings ahead and the Wild couldn’t come back again. They kept trying and trying but the Kings didn’t let their guard down and eventually grabbed a fourth goal with just a bit more than a minute left to play. The final score was 2-4 and it truly was the return of the Kings. Basketball spreads.