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NHL: Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 3 (SO)

April 1, 2012 at 12:21 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1 (UPI) -- Erik Christensen and Mikko Koivu scored in a shootout Saturday and the Minnesota Wild posted a 4-3 victory over Los Angeles.

Christensen also had a goal and an assist in regulation, while Nick Johnson and Darroll Powe added tallies as the Wild racked up their second straight win.

Niklas Backstrom made 26 saves and also stopped Justin Williams and Mike Richards in the tiebreaker to earn the victory.

Brad Richardson scored twice and Dustin Brown also recorded a goal for the Kings, whose loss -- coupled with the Phoenix Coyotes' victory over Anaheim Saturday -- put them into a statistical tie with the Coyotes with 91 points atop the Pacific Division.

The Kings, however, still held first place with three games remaining due to a head-to-head tiebreaker.

Jonathan Bernier turned aside 20 shots for Los Angeles.

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