Quick, Kings look for better defensive effort vs. Wild

Minnesota (31-27-5) at Los Angeles (27-28-9), 4:00 p.m. EST

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) — Rookie goaltender Jonathan Quick and the
Los Angeles Kings look to post a better defensive effort when
they host the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

The Kings, who snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4
overtime victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday, have
surrendered 13 goals in their last three contests.

In the last game, Quick took over for Erik Ersberg at the start
of the third period with Los Angeles trailing, 4-2. The
23-year-old Quick has dropped three consecutive starts.

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Minnesota halted its four-game skid by posting a 4-3 overtime
win over the Western Conference-leading San Jose Sharks on

The Wild, who are one point away from pulling even with Edmonton
and Anaheim for the eighth and final spot in the West, play 10
of their next 13 games on the road.