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Kaprizov caps big 1st period, Wild beat Kings 5-3

Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist, and Kevin Fiala, Nick Bjugstad and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for Minnesota, which had lost two in a row.
Credit: AP
Los Angeles Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick (32) stops a scoring attempt by Minnesota Wild's Marcus Foligno (17) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

ST PAUL, Minn. — Kirill Kaprizov scored the second goal of his rookie season to cap Minnesota’s three-goal first period and the Wild beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-3. 

Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist, and Kevin Fiala, Nick Bjugstad and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for Minnesota, which had lost two in a row.

Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves for the Wild. Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty and Alex Iafallo scored for Los Angeles in the second straight and fourth overall meeting between the two teams this season. 

Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots for the Kings, who lost two defensemen to scary-looking injuries.