Dumba Scores in Last Second of OT, Wild Beat Kings 4-3
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matt Dumba scored in the final second of overtime, giving the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
With time running out, Minnesota’s Mats Zuccarello dug the puck out of scrum on the side boards and slipped a pass to Dumba in the slot. The Wild defenseman made a move and flipped a wrist shot past Calvin Peterson with 0.3 seconds remaining.
Joel Eriksson Ek, Nico Sturm and Kirill Kaprizov scored in regulation for Minnesota. Kaapo Kahkonen made 25 saves as the Wild won their sixth straight.
Drew Doughty, Austin Wagner and Adrian Kempe scored for the Kings, who overcame a three-goal deficit to force overtime. Peterson stopped 38 of 42 shots for Los Angeles.
The game was the final piece to a modified Hockey Day Minnesota on Fox Sports North.
The Wild are second in the NHL's 2021 COVID-modified Western Division, just a point behind first the first place Las Vegas Golden Knights. The Wild and Golden Knights have a pair of games coming up this Monday and Wednesday in Las Vegas.
NHL Western Division Standings
- Las Vegas Golden Knights (25 points)
- Minnesota Wild (24 points)
- St. Louis Blues (24 points)
- Colorado Avalanche (23 points)
- Los Angeles Kings (22 points)
- Arizona Coyotes (21 points)
- Anaheim Ducks (17 points)
- San Jose Sharks (16 points)
Joel Eriksson Ek is Minnesota's leading goal scorer so far this season with eight, followed by Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov with six each.
The Minnesota Wild visit the Las Vegas Knights Monday night. The puck drops at 9:00 PM CT, and can be heard in the Saint Cloud area on 1240 AM/95.3 FM WJON.