Wild shut out by Quick, Kings in return

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LOS ANGELES — The Minnesota Wild lost to the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 at Staples Center on Tuesday in their first game since Feb. 2.

Minnesota had six games postponed during a two-week pause when it had as many as 13 players in the NHL COVID-19 protocol. The Wild’s last game was a 2-1 loss at the Colorado Avalanche on Feb. 2. 

Jonathan Quick made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season for the Kings (5-6-3). It was his 53rd NHL shutout and first against Minnesota in 31 games. 

Jaret Anderson-Dolan had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who are 2-0-1 in their past three following a four-game losing streak. 

Kaapo Kahkonen made 25 saves for the Wild (6-6-0). 

Anderson-Dolan put the Kings ahead 1-0 at 3:36 of the first period. He scored for the second straight game by putting a wrist shot into an open net from the left circle during a power play.  

Jeff Carter had the primary assist, his sixth point (one goal, five assists) in five games against the Wild.

Trevor Moore made it 2-0 at 12:03 of the second period. The Kings got out on the rush and Moore was in the slot for a one-timer from Anderson-Dolan. 

It was Anderson-Dolan’s second straight multipoint game (two goals, two assists).  

Dustin Brown made it 3-0 at 16:56 of the third period, his fifth point (three goals, two assists) during a three-game streak.

Drew Doughty added an empty-net goal at 19:23.  

Wild defenseman Calen Addison was minus-1 in 19:43 in his NHL debut. 

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