Minnesota Wild v. Vegas Golden Knights – Game 5
VGK Leads Series 3-2
After being shutout by the Golden Knights in game 4, the Minnesota Wild looked to have a much better start to their game. That better start didn’t happen right away as Vegas got on the board first as Mark Stone collected an Alex Such pass off the boards, skated in and beat Cam Talbot glove side to give the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead. Then about a minute later, the Wild started to get on a roll and go on a scoring spree as they scored three times within a span of six minutes. Kirill Kaprizov (1st career playoff goal), Zach Parise, and Jordan Greenway were the goal scorers for the Wild. After the first period, the Minestota Wild would lead the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1.
In the second period, Vegas would get within one goal as Alec Martinez would rocket a Alex Pietrangelo one-timer into the back of the net from the right face-off circle. Minnesota did a great job after that goal of keeping the Golden Knights off the scoresheet for the rest of the period despite being ridiculously outshoot 22-1. After two periods, the Wild would lead the Golden Knights 3-2.
Despite being outshot again 11-6 in the third period, the Minnesota Wild were able to hold on and survive the offensive desperation of the Golden Knights. The Wild added an empty net goal as Nico Sturm would score his first goal of the playoffs. Final score of this game was 4-2 and this forces a game six between the two teams back in Minnesota.
Vegas Golden Knights
|MIN – 4||VGK – 2|
Game 6-Vegas Golden Knights @ Minnesota Wild (9PM EST)