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Golden Knights end Wild winning streak at six

Pacioretty completes rally at 2:00 of OT after Tuch ties it late in third; Stone has five assists

by Danny Webster / Independent Correspondent

Pacioretty buries game-winner

MIN@VGK: Pacioretty puts home Stone's feed

Max Pacioretty puts home the dish from Mark Stone to lift the Golden Knights' to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Wild

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LAS VEGAS -- Max Pacioretty scored at 2:00 of overtime, and the Vegas Golden Knights rallied for a 5-4 victory against the Minnesota Wild at T-Mobile Arena on Monday.

Pacioretty forced a turnover by Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov and finished off a 2-on-1 with Mark Stone after Alex Tuch tied it 4-4 with 42 seconds remaining in the third period.

"Those were some old legs chasing the rookie for a while. I thought I might have puked if I had to skate up the ice again," said Pacioretty, who was on the ice for the final 1:19 of overtime. "Luckily, [Stone] with the strong stick was able to steal it, I saw that [Jordan Greenway] fell, and I knew [Stone] was going to feel that and that there'd be a chance for a 2-on-1 break."

Stone had an NHL career-high five assists, all primary, and Pacioretty had two goals and an assist for the Golden Knights (13-4-1), who have won three straight. Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves.

"I think all the goals, guys were getting into good spots," Stone said. "Just waiting for them to make the plays. Those are hard plays."

Marcus Foligno had two goals and an assist, and Cam Talbot made 34 saves for the Wild (12-6-1), who had their six-game winning streak end.

"I thought we played a really good game," Minnesota coach Dean Evason said. "Obviously, there's waves in a game and momentum shifts. We both know what's expected from each other. It's going to be fun going forward playing against this group."

Video: MIN@VGK: Bonino lifts wrist shot past Fleury

Cody Glass gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead at 7:09 of the second period on the power play.

Greenway tied it 1-1 at 8:51 on his own rebound after Fleury couldn't cover the puck, and Foligno gave the Wild a 2-1 lead at 9:57 when the puck ricocheted in off his left knee near the post.

Pacioretty scored Vegas' second power-play goal of the period to tie it 2-2 at 13:41.

Nick Bonino gave the Wild a 3-2 lead at 17:53 before Foligno scored 19 seconds later with a shot glove side on a 2-on-1 to extend the lead to 4-2 at 18:12.

"We stepped off the gas a little bit," Foligno said. "Give credit to their top line. They did a good job of carrying the puck in and sustaining pressure."

Nicolas Hague cut it to 4-3 at 12:40 of the third period with a one-timer following a face-off win by Chandler Stephenson.

"Emotions were definitely running high," Hague said. "I think that's what's great about our group, we're never out of a game. I think we could feel it coming, and for us to be able to keep fighting like that and find a way to get back in that game and get the job done, that's what we do."

Video: MIN@VGK: Hague cranks a heavy slap shot

It was the first game this season with fans in attendance at T-Mobile Arena.

"Our fans are, by far, the best in pro sports," Stone said. "This arena is the best arena in sports. They bring it no matter what. You could feel the energy skating out for warmup."

NOTES: Stone is the first player since Artemi Panarin (with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Dec. 8, 2017) to have five primary assists in a game. ... Kaprizov had his five-game point streak end (three goals, five assists).

Video: Pacioretty, Stone lift Golden Knights to OT victory

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