Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/16/14
By JEFF BARTL, STATS WriterThe Los Angeles Kings moved into first place in the Pacific Division with their latest victory. A favorable schedule may help them hang on.Visiting Los Angeles looks to remain atop the division by defeating the Minnesota Wild for the third time in four tries Saturday night.The Kings (39-27-12) entered Friday's action in a tie with San Jose for the Western Conference's final playoff spot, one point behind Dallas. Los Angeles defeated Edmonton 4-1 to break the tie with the idle Sharks and move ahead of the Stars, who lost 5-2 to Vancouver later in the night.Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, while Jonathan Quick made 13 saves and improved to 7-2-0 with a 1.42 goals-against average over his last nine starts.The wild Pacific race has teams moving up and down the standings each night, but Los Angeles put itself in control of the division with four games remaining."We got the two points. That's what we want," coach Darryl Sutter said. ...
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