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Kings Blunder Through Wild Overtime Loss

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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick two giveaways aided by some very questionable calls from the referees could have spelled doom. Somehow the Kings managed to salvage a point by getting the game to overtime where they lost 3-2 against the Minnesota Wild on Brent Burns’ power-play goal.

“You spot a team two goals, it’s tough to get two points out of it,” Quick said. But he wasn’t happy with the outcome.

“It’s extremely unfortunate. We outplayed them for the majority of that game.”

Quick’s first mistake came at 2:49 in the first period during the Kings power-play. Quick left the crease to play the puck pushing it to the waiting stick of a rushing Mikko Koivu who slapped it into the vacated net a second later.

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The second came a mere nine seconds after Dustin Brown had tied things up at 9:25 in the second period. After the center ice faceoff, Quick went to play the puck behind the net when Cal Clutterbuck skated through took the puck and dinked it into the net.

“I feel a big responsibility for the loss,” Quick said. “I’ve just got to be better, can’t make those mistakes.”