Minnesota Wild defeat Los Angeles Kings, 4-3

LOS ANGELES - Last season, December ruined the Wild's season.

This season, December might have saved it.

After going belly-up during a 10-loss December a year ago, the Wild continued its monthlong surge Monday night by winning for the 10th time, 4-3, over the Los Angeles Kings at a soldout Staples Center.

The 10th December win matched a Wild record for most victories in a month (March 2007) and moved the Wild within three points of eighth-place Vancouver.

After th...