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Havlat's goal lifts Minnesota past Kings 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Martin Havlat scored a power-play goal in the third period and the Minnesota Wild beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in a NationalHockey League game on Monday.

Owen Nolan and Brent Burns also scored for Minnesota, which kept its remote playoff chances alive.

Scott Parse scored twice for the Kings, 0-3-1 in their past four to tie their longest winless streak of the season. Los Angeles lost four straight from Dec. 17-30.

The Kings, who haven't played in the postseason since 2002, are seventh in the tight Western Conference, four points behind fifth-place Nashville, which beat Florida 3-2 in overtime, and one point behind idle Detroit. Los Angeles plays at Nashville on Tuesday.