The Minnesota Wild (41-24-8) lost to the visiting Los Angeles Kings (40-27-6) 4-3 Monday night in overtime at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. More importantly, the Wild gain another point in the standings as the regular season winds down.

The Wild were down 2-0 in the second period before reeling off three straight goals by Zach Parise (9), Eric Staal (39), and Joel Erickson Ek (4) gave Minnesota a 3-2 lead late into the third. The Kings scored with just 47 seconds left in regulation to force overtime -- where they scored again with just 33 seconds left in the extra session.


With just nine regular season games left, the Wild hang on to third place in the division, ahead of wild card place holders Colorado and Anaheim.

NHL Central Division Standings

The Wild host the first place Nashville Predators Saturday night at the Xcel Energy center. The puck drops at 7:00 PM CT (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio: AM 1240 WJON).

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