Kuemper, Niederreiter shine in Wild's shootout win over Los Angeles

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 8, 2014 - 6:41 AM

Niklas Backstrom couldn’t play, so the Wild’s No. 3 goalie stood tall against the Kings’ barrage.

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gimp77Jan. 8, 1412:24 AM

Wow, I Kuemper an apoplogy. I have been railing him to no end. He played a very solid game. Very impressive. Great effort and great win. (Even with 2 guys not getting a shot on goal in shootout!!)

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suncitykidJan. 8, 1412:49 AM

I can see the future and its name is Darcy Kuemper.

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rsmaggiemae1949Jan. 8, 14 1:01 AM

Congrats to Darcy K... Keep up the great work we are very proud of you Fantastic saves during the game and in the shoot out!!!!!

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rsmaggiemae1949Jan. 8, 14 1:11 AM

It was a game that the goalie won for the Wild As with only 17 shots on goal not very good offense. Coyle has got to crash the net more instead of looking to pass all the time Fontaine lost the puck 5 times tonite, not a good game for him My Brodzy was suppose to watch Stoll but guess who scored first for LA Stoll as Brodzy was skating the opposite way and in the 3rd period he gave the puck up to Mitchell almost a goal scored But then we were told that Brodzy was not the type of player who scored goals but more of a defensive player.. well he sure should them wrong tonite. just send the guy down to Iowa bring up one of the young kids, let them get experience, he is wasting space on the ice I have noticed that Brodin seems a little off of late, could it be the fear of getting hit again with the jaw business or is it that he is not on the same line with Suter all the time, which I dont understand at all Here is my opinion on one line change I would have made for the game. Since Zucker is so fast.and I have seen Haula keep up with him on the ice, I would have let Haula play center with Zucker, just to see what would happen They still dont cycle the puck well behind the opposing teams net, there are no players in front of that net half the time tonite. I realize that these are 22 year olds or younger players, but they have to be taught the fundamentals of hockey to get rebounds or defelctions.... shoot and get the rebounds, crash the net,have someone in front of that net at all times....

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fuzzypilgrimJan. 8, 14 1:25 AM

Well hello there armchair hockey coach... anyways; ..... didn't see that coming! Some of the Ducks must be asking themselves 'Who the bleep is Darcy Kuemper?!'

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gumpworsleyJan. 8, 14 2:39 AM

A very impressive win during a very desperate time. who would of thought that this team would beat la after darcy kuemper was announced as the goalie. i would say that this game is top 3 for the season. i was very impressed with the defense, darcy, and nino. the goalie job is now wide open...

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cutthebullJan. 8, 14 3:28 AM

Kuemper sure shut up all of us who saw Backstrom's ailment as the last nail in the coffin. Kuemper and Nino were great, the rest of the team was more lucky than good, but a win is a win - especially for this team, on the road, on the west coast. Really fun to see.

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sgjsdadJan. 8, 14 6:19 AM

I cannot imagine the Wild beat LA with that lineup but we'll take it! Good effort by the young guys, especially Kuemper. Terrific win!! The Wild have to keep winning though, especially on Thu in Phoenix, Saturday at home vs. the Avs and Sunday in Nashville; all three remaining opponents this week are teams they are fighting for a playoff spot with.

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dirtydogsJan. 8, 14 6:42 AM

Shots on goal folks...UGLY. We can not continue to expect outstanding goaltending to overcome out shots differential. Kuemper was awesome.

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robcole24Jan. 8, 14 7:10 AM

Why does Keith Ballard play on this team? Please cut him. Dude is terrible. Horrible signing Fletcher.

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