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03/31/2013 12:26 AM EDT
Koivu scores in shootout as Wild beat Kings 4-3
MINNESOTA 4, LOS ANGELES 3 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Beating the Los Angeles Kings is
important to Wild forward Zach Parise.



Parise also is still stinging from last summer when the Kings
defeated New Jersey - his old team - in the Stanley Cup finals.



"You get some flashbacks to what happened last year," Parise
said Saturday night after scoring his 15th goal of the season to
help lift the Wild to a 4-3 shootout win over the Kings.



"It's a new team and a new place, but you definitely have some
feelings coming back of the torture from last year."



Mikko Koivu scored the winning shootout goal and had two assists
in regulation. Matt Cullen and Charlie Coyle also had goals, and
Niklas Backstrom stopped 28 shots for Minnesota.



Parise and Cullen also scored in the shootout for the Wild.



Minnesota is 10-2-0 in its past 12 games and moved into first
place in the Northwest Division. Maybe more impressive, though,
was the Wild rallying from two goals down one night after having
their seven-game win streak end in Dallas.



"All I can say is just huge amounts of character," Wild coach
Mike Yeo said. "It's back-to-back games, they're sitting here
waiting for us, down 3-1 against a team that doesn't give you
much and you've got to fight for every inch that you get on the
ice. So just a great job by our guys."



Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter had power-play goals, and Justin
Williams also scored for the Kings, who fell to 2-1 on their
five-game road trip. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 25 saves.



"You're up 3-1 and you give up two points. That's not what you
want to do," Quick said. "We're just trying to climb the
standings and trying to win games every time you're out there.
You're not looking at possible playoff standings, you're just
trying to climb them."



The Kings took a 3-1 lead midway through the second period when
Williams scored on a breakaway after blocking Clayton Stoner's
shot attempt at point-blank range. Two minutes later, though,
Coyle gave the Wild a boost by scoring on a backhand from his
knees after whiffing on his initial attempt.



Coyle missed badly and fell after taking a pretty pass from
Parise from behind the net. He more than made up for it by
sneaking his second attempt under Quick's stick to make it 3-2.



Then Parise tied it in the third just as L.A. killed off a
5-on-3 Minnesota power play. The crowd just finished booing the
Wild for failing to get a shot during the two-man advantage when
Koivu went cross ice to find Parise, who wristed it past quick
from the left circle to make it 3-all.



"It was a sloppy game from us," Williams said. "That's certainly
not the way we intended to play the game, but somewhere along
the way we lost our way and let a team back in a game we had
full control of."



While the Kings weren't thrilled with their performance - coach
Darryl Sutter left without speaking to the reporters - the Wild
were more than happy to praise the defending champs.



"I think that's probably the best team we've played," Parise
said. "I think they had a tough start, the usual Cup hangover,
but they're playing really well of late, and they're dangerous.
To get a win against them is really big because you know that's
a team that's going to be there in the end."



Backstrom won his eighth consecutive start, a new career high,
and his league-leading 19th game of the season a night after
sitting out for the first time in 13 games.



L.A. led 1-0 after Brown's goal at 7:58 of the first period, but
Cullen tied it at 13:19 after a turnover.



Notes: The Kings have scored two power-play goals on the road
four times this season, but have lost all four games. ... Wild C
Torrey Mitchell was scratched due to an illness. ... Cullen has
19 points in his past 19 games, and Devin Setoguchi has 10
points in his past 10.

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