Gaborik's 2 goals lead Kings past Wild 5-2 for 6th straight

Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, left, celebrates with players on the bench after his goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game a

Minnesota Wild left wing Tyler Ennis, right, celebrates with right wing Zack Mitchell after Ennis scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hoc

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid, right, fights Minnesota Wild right wing Chris Stewart during the first period of an NHL hockey game in

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba falls to the ice in front of of Los Angeles Kings center Torrey Mitchell during the first period of an NHL hockey

Minnesota Wild left wing Daniel Winnik, front, handles the puck under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez during the first period

Los Angeles Kings center Jonny Brodzinski, right, works for the puck against Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle during the first period of an NHL hoc

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, right, makes a save as defenseman Nate Prosser, front, and Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli look for a rebou

The Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by left wing Tyler Ennis, second from right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game agains the Los Angeles

Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, second from right, skates with teammates after his third-period goal in an NHL hockey game against the Mi

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk gives up a goal to Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Los

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marian Gaborik scored two third-period goals to lead the Los Angeles Kings past the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

His second goal gave Gaborik 400 for his career. It came off an assist from Anze Kopitar, the 500th of his career.

Jake Muzzin, Adrian Kempe and Kopitar also scored for Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick made 19 saves.

Charlie Coyle and Tyler Ennis scored for Minnesota. Devan Dubnyk stopped 23 shots.

The Kings took a 3-2 lead on a fluke goal. Kempe fired a shot that was blocked by Dubnyk, but the deflection went off the skate of Minnesota's Jonas Brodin and into the net.

Gaborik's second goal also took a strange route. His shot deflected off the stick of the Wild's Matt Dumba and then the near post before hitting the net.

The Kings trailed 2-1 going into the third period. Gaborik's first goal came on a 2-on-1 break. He took a nice feed from Kopitar and fired it in.

Kopitar added an empty-net goal to go with his two assists. It was his 15th goal of the season.

After almost 30 scoreless minutes, there was suddenly a three-goal flurry in the second period during a five-minute span.

Minnesota opened the scoring when Coyle deflected a sharp pass from Chris Stewart just in front of the net past Quick.

The Kings tied it four minutes later when Muzzin's slap shot soared by Dubnyk for his third goal.

The Wild wasted little time in reclaiming the lead when Ennis chopped his fifth of the season between Quick's pads.


Wild: Head down the freeway to play Anaheim on Thursday.

Kings: Remain home to host Ottawa on Wednesday.


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