Minnesota's losing streak extends to four games after Flett (13) scored two goals in the third to break a 1-1 stalemate set after the first period. Kings' L MacDonald (10) opened the scoring before Parise (3) tied it up in the final minute of the first frame.
The result would have moved LA off the bottom if not for Oakland's big win against Boston. Hicke (11) scored a goal and three assists, and Brenneman (6) had a pair of each. T Pratt (1), B Harris (6) and a game winning tally from Cahan (4) completed the rout that saw the Bruins only get goals from Krake (3) and Sanderson (9). The Seals have their first win in five and G Smith his first win in net this year.
MIN Maniago (8-5-7 .912) 38/40, Powerplay 1/5
LAK Sawchuk (2-6-1 .881) 25/26, Powerplay 0/1
BOS Johnston (5-3-2 .873) 39/45, Powerplay 1/2
OAK G Smith (1-5-1 .887) 24/26, Powerplay 4/8
|Toronto Maple Leafs||27||14||9||4||32|
|Detroit Red Wings||27||12||12||3||27|
|New York Rangers||27||10||13||4||24|
|Minnesota North Stars||27||11||7||9||31|
|St Louis Blues||27||11||10||6||28|
|Los Angeles Kings||28||9||16||3||21|