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Kings score on first 2 shots of game against Backstrom in 3-0 win over Wild

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    Los Angeles Kings' Justin Williams(14) controls the puck as Minnesota Wild's Clayton Stoner and goalie Darcy Kuemper, of Finland, watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings' Jarret Stoll, left, collides with Minnesota Wild's Cal Clutterbuck as Kings' Justin Williams, background right, controls the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild's Torrey Mitchell(17) falls to the ice as he fights for the puck with Los Angeles Kings' Colin Fraser(24) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Associated Press

Justin Williams and Jeff Carter scored 98 seconds apart on the first two shots of the game, Williams added a goal on Los Angeles' first shot of the second period, and the Kings beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Thursday night behind Jonathan Bernier's first shutout of the season.

Bernier made 23 saves en route to his sixth NHL shutout and first since Feb. 12, 2012 — also against the Wild at Minnesota. The five-year veteran is 9-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average in 10 starts in which he got the decision.

Williams extended his goal streak to five games, eclipsing his previous career best.