The Los Angeles Kings relied too much on their goalie, but Jonathan Quick was up to the task against the Minnesota Wild.
Quick made 27 saves, and Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter scored shootout goals for the Kings, who rallied to beat the Wild 3-2 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Carter and Drew Doughty scored regulation goals for Los Angeles, which had just 18 shots. Quick stopped Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu in the shootout.
''He was huge,'' Kopitar said. ''Over the course of the past three or four years we've gotten pretty familiar with his play. He's always been back there holding strong for us, and tonight was no different.
''He held us in there and we found a way to score a goal at the end of the game, and finished it off in the shootout.''
Matt Cooke and Jonas Brodin scored in regulation for Minnesota, which had never lost a home opener in its first 12 seasons (11-0-1).
After Quick stopped Parise to begin the shootout, Kopitar made a deke on Niklas Bac...