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

Wild rally in the third period

by Angelo Giordano @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

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.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
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.

STAT OF THE KNIGHT
Peyton Krebs tallied his first NHL point in his first ever NHL game.

LOOKING AHEAD
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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