The season opener for the Minnesota Wild ended in a shoot out, and the Wild were on the losing end of it. Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar scored shootout goals for Los Angeles after Wild’s Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu missed.
The shootout came after Carter forced overtime with a sharp goal at the doorstep with 6:46 left in the third period.
Drew Doughty unleashed a slap shot on the power play to tie the score 1-1 in the first period.
Jonas Brodin gave the Wild a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal late in the first period. Brodin one-timed a backhand pass from Nino Niederreiter in the high slot. Matt Cooke opened the scoring 64 seconds into the game when a Kyle Brodziak shot deflected off him. The goal was upheld after a review.
The Wild are 12-0-2 in home openers and 9-4-2 all time in season openers.