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Minnesota 4, Vegas 2
When: 10:30 PM ET, Monday, May 24, 2021
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Referees: Francis Charron, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Tyson Baker, Michel Cormier
Attendance: 12156

Cam Talbot made 38 saves as the Minnesota Wild avoided elimination with a 4-2 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday in Las Vegas.

Vegas still leads the best-of-seven West Division first-round playoff series three games to two. Game 6 is scheduled for Wednesday night in Saint Paul, Minn.

Kirill Kaprizov, Zach Parise, Jordan Greenway and Nico Sturm scored for Minnesota, which had lost three consecutive games since a 1-0 overtime victory in Game 1. Sturm clinched the victory by producing an empty-net goal with 39 seconds remaining.

Mark Stone and Alec Martinez scored for Vegas, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 10 of 13 shots.

Stone gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead at 8:14 of the first period on a wrist shot from the slot.

However, the Wild soon answered, taking a 3-1 lead by period's end.

Kaprizov tied the score just 52 seconds later on a one-timer from the right faceoff circle. He took a cross-ice pass from Mats Zuccarello, who picked up the puck in his own end and swerved past several defenders before carrying the puck over the blue line.

Parise, a healthy scratch for the first three games of the series, made it 2-1 at 11:57. He alertly played a Jonas Brodin slap shot off the end boards and banked the puck off Fleury from beneath the goal line.

Greenway scored at 16:34, taking a pass at center ice and shooting while surrounded by three defenders. Fleury made the save, but Greenway was first to the rebound and poked the puck into the net for a 3-1 Wild lead.

The Golden Knights pulled within 3-2 on Martinez's power-play goal at 9:43 of the second. Martinez scored on a one-timer from the right faceoff dot after taking cross-ice pass from Alex Pietrangelo.

Vegas outshot Minnesota 22-1 in the second period but managed just the one goal.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Minnesota   Vegas
Jordan Greenway 1 Points Alec Martinez 1
Jordan Greenway 1 Goals Alec Martinez 1
Calen Addison 1 Assists Nick Holden 1
N/A Power Play Goals Alec Martinez 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Talbot .950 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .769
Cam Talbot 38 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 10
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 14 4 0-0 1-2 4 26
Vegas 40 2 1-2 0-0 0 24
Upcoming Games
  • Vegas will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Vegas. The Wild have a W/L % of .629 after a win and .600 after a loss.