Backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier stopped 25 shots for his fifth career shutout, while Anze Kopitar scored and added an assist as the Los Angeles Kings rolled to a 4-0 victory Tuesday night at Minnesota.
Justin Williams, Dwight King and Alec Martinez added goals for Los Angeles, which entered the game having won only one of its past six. The victory allowed the Kings to move into a tie with Dallas and Colorado for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Minnesota, which had won three of four, remained five points out of the top eight.
A night after missing chances in a loss at Nashville, the Kings scored four times despite placing only 15 shots on goal.