Mikael Granlund scored just 12 seconds into overtime as the Minnesota Wild emerged from their bye week on the right note, beating the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 on Monday.
Granlund split a pair of Kings defenders, then scored on a pretty stickhandling play for Minnesota’s only lead of the game.
Newly acquired forward Ryan White had a goal and an assist in his Wild debut as Minnesota (40-14-6) won for the third time in four games. Goalie Devan Dubnyk had 26 saves for the Wild, who also got goals from Jason Zucker, Nino Niederreiter and Jordan Schroeder.
Minnesota was playing without wingers Zach Parise and Jason Pominville, who were diagnosed with mumps.