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PRE GAME: Max Pacioretty will be out with an unknown injury. Peyton Krebs will be playing in his first NHL game tonight. He was the Knights first round pick in the 2019 draft. Robin Lehner will start in net for the Knights.
FIRST PERIOD: Wild goal Joel Eriksson Ek (18) (Wrist shot), Assist: Jared Spurgeon (16). WILD 1, KNIGHTS 0.
Knights goal Shea Theodore (8) (Wrist shot) assist Mark Stone (38) and Brayden McNabb (5). KNIGHTS 1, WILD 1.
Knights power-play goal Alec Martinez (8) (Wrist shot), assists to Reilly Smith (9) and William Karlsson (21). KNIGHTS 2, WILD 1.
Wild goal Nick Bonino (8) (Backhand shot), Assists: Matt Dumba (14) and Jonas Brodin (14). KNIGHTS 2, WILD 2.
Knights goal Alex Tuch (18) (Wrist shot) assists Peyton Krebs (1) and Nicolas Roy (8). KNIGHTS 3, WILD 2 after one period. Shots on goal: Wild 12, Knights 10.
SECOND PERIOD: Knights goa Mark Stone (21) (Wrist shot), Assist: Chandler Stephenson (20). KNIGHTS 4, WILD 2.
Wild power-play goal Nick Bonino (9), Assists: Jared Spurgeon (17) and Kirill Kaprizov (21). KNIGHTS 4, WILD 3.
Knights goal Jonathan Marchessault (16) (Wrist shot), Assists: Alec Martinez (21) and William Karlsson (22). KNIGHTS 5, WILD 3 after two periods. Shots on goal: Wild 23, Knights 21.
THIRD PERIOD: Wild goal Kevin Fiala (20) (Backhand shot), Assists: Nick Bonino (14) and Victor Rask (13). KNIGHTS 5, WILD 4.
Wild goal Kirill Kaprizov (24) (Wrist shot), Assist: Kevin Fiala (19). KNIGHTS 5, WILD 5.
Wild goal Jonas Brodin (9) (Slap shot), Assists: Marcus Foligno (13) and Jordan Greenway (25). WILD 6, KNIGHTS 5. final. Shots on goal: Knights 32, Wild 32.
Vegas Golden Knights (36-12-2, first in the West Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (32-14-4, third in the West Division)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Monday, 5 p.m. PDT
LINE: Wild +100, Golden Knights -121
BOTTOM LINE: Mark Stone and Vegas square off against Minnesota. He ranks 10th in the in the NHL with 57 points, scoring 20 goals and recording 37 assists.
The Wild are 32-14-4 against division opponents. Minnesota has scored 161 goals and is eighth in the league averaging 3.2 per game. Kirill Kaprizov leads the team with 23.
The Golden Knights are 36-12-2 against the rest of their division. Vegas is fourth in the league recording 9.1 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.7 assists.
In their last meeting on April 3, Minnesota won 2-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kaprizov leads the Wild with 23 goals, adding 20 assists and totaling 43 points. Kevin Fiala has 12 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Stone leads the Golden Knights with 37 total assists and has 57 points. Max Pacioretty has five goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Vegas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 8-1-1, averaging 4.3 goals, 6.6 assists, two penalties and 4.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 9-1-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.2 assists, three penalties and six penalty minutes while allowing 1.7 goals per game with a .939 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: Marcus Johansson: day to day (upper body), Andrew Hammond: day to day (upper body), Nick Bjugstad: day to day (upper body).
Golden Knights: Tomas Nosek: out (undisclosed), Jonathan Marchessault: day to day (undisclosed).