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Vegas Falls to Minnesota in High-Scoring Contest, 6-5

Wild rally in the third period

by Angelo Giordano @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights (36-13-2) were defeated by the Minnesota Wild (33-14-4), 6-5, on Monday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota tallied the first goal of the evening to take the 1-0 lead. Shea Theodore answered right back to knot the game at one apiece. Alec Martinez went top shelf on a powerplay opportunity to put Vegas on top 2-1 before Nick Bonino tied the game 2-2 on a rebound goal. Alex Tuch beat Cam Talbot to place Vegas back on top 3-2 to end the first period. In the second frame Mark Stone went glove side to extend the lead to 4-2. Nick Bonino capitalized on a power play to cut the Vegas lead to 4-3. Late in the second, Marchessault regained the two-goal lead for Vegas. In the final frame Minnesota scored three times to win the contest 6-5.

Peyton Krebs tallied his first NHL point in his first ever NHL game.

The Vegas Golden Knights will face the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT at Xcel Energy Center. Fans can watch the game on AT&T SportsNet or listen on FOX Sports Las Vegas 98.9/1340.

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