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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wild defeat Kings in shootout

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Thanks to an extraordinary effort by rookie goaltender Darcy Kuemper, the Wild were able to extend their winning streak to three in a row with a 2-1 shootout win over the Kings last night in Los Angeles. Kuemper was thrown into the nets when it was determined earlier in the day that Niklas Backstrom was not well enough to start. So Kuemper, in just his third NHL game of the season, came up large with 39 saves plus four more in the shootout.

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