Dustin Brown scored four goals to help the Kings move into third place in the Pacific Division

Dustin Brown scored four goals to help the Kings move into third place in the Pacific Division

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Dustin Brown scored four goals to help the Kings move into third place in the Pacific Division

Dustin Brown scored four goals to help the Los Angeles Kings move into third place in the Pacific Division with a 5-4 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild at STAPLES Center on Thursday.

Los Angeles (45-28-8) is one point ahead of the Anaheim Ducks, who have a game in hand. The Kings trail the San Jose Sharks by two points for second place.

Brown scored 23 seconds into overtime on a sharp-angle shot. Tobias Rieder also scored to help the Kings to their fourth win in five games (4-0-1). Jonathan Quick made 23 saves.

Matt Dumba scored for the second straight game, and Nate Prosser had a shorthanded goal for the Wild (44-26-11), who will play the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Ryan Murphy and Eric Staal each had a goal, and Alex Stalock made 23 saves.

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