Minnesota (24-16-1) at Los Angeles (18-21-4)

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  • Game info: 10:30 pm EST Thu Jan 23, 2003
  • TV: FSM, FSW2
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LOS ANGELES (TICKER) —The Minnesota Wild try to continue their success on a season-high five-game road trip on Thursday when they visit Staples Center to face the Los Angeles Kings.

The Wild opened their longest road trip of the season with a 2-1 overtime victory in the finale of a home-and-home series against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Monday.

Defenseman Nick Schultz scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Antti Laaksonen had the game-winner 2:53 into overtime.

Dwayne Roloson made 30 saves and set a club record with his eighth consecutive appearance for the Wild, who have not allowed a power-play goal in six consecutive games, matching their longest streak of the season.

Minnesota has won three of its last four road game to improve to 10-6-4-1 away from the Target Center this season.

The Kings completed a winless three-game road trip (0-2-1) with a 6-5 loss to the Mighty Ducks on Wednesday.

Ziggy Palffy and rookie Joe Corvo each had a goal and an assist during for Los Angeles, which lost despite scoring five consecutive goals to rally from a three-goal deficit.

Brad Norton, Steve Heinze and Brad Chartrand also scored for the Kings, who have lost three in a row, six of seven and 10 of 13.

Los Angeles is 10-10-1 at Staples Center, where it has lost five of its last six games.

The Wild are 1-1-1 this season against the Kings, who are unbeaten in their last three home games against Minnesota.

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