Los Angeles was five points behind the Arizona Coyotes for fourth place in the West entering Thursday and the Kings had played four fewer games. The Coyotes had taken advantage of a seven-game losing streak by the St. Louis Blues to overtake them for fourth place in the West, but Arizona has since earned just two points in its past eight games. The San Jose Sharks were in position to overtake both Arizona and St. Louis, but they've lost their past seven games.
Well, if we’re still in the playoff race, that means there’s five other teams in our division in the playoff race right around there,” McLellan said. I don’t know if we’re fortunate, or if we’re just with the rest of the pack. We’re there, and we need to try and take advantage of it.
Minnesota Wild (29-13-3, third in the West Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (17-20-6, seventh in the West Division) Los Angeles; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kings +130, Wild -156; over/under is 0 BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota will attempt to keep its five-game win streak alive when the Wild take on Los Angeles. The Kings are 17-20-6 in division play.