Los Angeles Kings
Jonathan Bernier doesn’t have the luxury of getting into a regular rhythm for the Los Angeles Kings. The clear backup to Jonathan Quick, Bernier can sometimes go weeks between starts.
Jack Johnson is grateful the Los Angeles Kings are back after nearly four weeks on the road. He’s even more pleased they’re right back in the Western Conference playoff picture with a grit they didn’t possess before leaving town.
Drew Doughty scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Wayne Simmonds had two goals, and the Los Angeles Kings returned from a 10-game road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the winning goal in the shootout and Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves in regulation to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Kings got their power-play issues sorted out. Then they got around to winning the game, too.