Game report: Wild 3, Kings 0

Key play: Erik Haula converted on a 2-on-1 while the Wild were shorthanded in the third period to seal Minnesota’s 3-0 victory Thursday over the Kings at Staples Center. Mikko Koivu set up Haula’s fourth goal of the season after winning a faceoff from Anze Kopitar in the Wild’s end of the ice.

Coach’s challenge: Kings coach Darryl Sutter challenged Charlie Coyle’s breakaway goal in the dying seconds of the second period, arguing that the Wild center was offside on the play. The play was reviewed and determined to be onside, with Coyle’s goal giving the Wild a 2-0 lead.

Welcome back: The Kings honored former center Jarret Stoll with a video tribute during a stoppage in play in the first period. The fans in Staples Center rose to give Stoll an extended standing ovation as the two-time Stanley Cup champion acknowledged their cheers with several waves.

Quote, unquote: “It was great, it was awesome,” Stoll said of the reaction of Kings’ fans to his return. “Chills everywhere throughout your body. Just wanted it to end as quickly as possible. I would have gotten emotional. I looked at (Trevor Lewis) in the faceoff and said, ‘Let’s go.’”

Special teams: Wild left wing Zach Parise scored a power-play goal in the second period to end Minnesota’s man-advantage drought at 25 consecutive chances over the past 11 games. The Wild’s last power-play goal came during a Dec. 28 game against the Detroit Red Wings.

LA Kings announce new training programs to address off-ice issues

After the domestic violence arrest of Slava Voynov last October and drug busts of Jarret Stoll and Mike Richards during the off-season, the Kings on Monday announced several new training and awareness programs aimed at improving off-ice conduct.

“During the past year, we have been extremely diligent in developing an educational strategy and comprehensive programs in an effort to ensure that the troubling incidents that occurred last season are not repeated,” Dan Beckerman, chief executive of the Kings’ parent company, AEG, said in a statement. “We have conducted research, gathered information and forged partnerships that will better prepare our players and staff for challenges that could impact their behavior away from the workplace.”

The Kings announced a partnership with Peace Over Violence, a Los Angeles-based violence prevention center. In addition, the team said it hired former NHL player Brantt Myhres to a newly-created player assistance position, focusing on the challenges of addiction and substance abuse.

Chris Herren, a former NBA player who founded the Herren Project, will speak to the team about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The team also will undergo sexual harassment training and complete a conduct awareness program.

“These programs are now part of the development process for all of our players,” Kings general manager Dean Lombardi said in a statement. “No longer can we solely focus on their growth and education as just hockey players. We need to give them the tools to thrive as people as well.”

Lombardi is schedule to speak further on the subject when he meets with reporters before Tuesday’s exhibition against the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center.