Niederreiter leads Wild to SO win in LA
Nino Niederreiter scored the game-tying goal before tallying the game-winner in the shootout to lead the Minnesota Wild to 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
After the first seven shooters were unable to find the back of the net, Niederreiter skated in, faked a shot then pulled back and beat Jonathan Quick for the game-winner.
Jason Pominville and Mikael Granlund both had an assist and Darcy Kuemper made 39 saves in the win, Minnesota's third straight.
Jarret Stoll had the lone tally for the Kings, losers in six of their last seven games. Quick made 16 saves in the setback.
After going the first 40 minutes without a goal, Stoll was able to find the net 50 seconds into the final frame. Stoll took the puck at the point and skated down to the right circle before tangling the disc and firing a wrister past Kuemper for the score.
Niederreiter scored at the 3:25 mark to knot things up at 1-1 after tipping-in a Pominville pass.
Minnesota had dropped six straight before its recent three-game winning streak ... The Wild haven't lost in 2014 .. Minnesota visits the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday ... LA's Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter were both named to Team Canada's Olympic roster ... LA opens a three-game homestand against Boston on Thursday.
01/08 01:40:07 ET