LAS VEGAS — Joel Eriksson Ek scored the tiebreaking aim within the third interval, Cam Talbot made 27 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 Saturday evening.
The Wild turned the primary workforce to brush a two-game sequence in Las Vegas this season. The Golden Knights (0-2-1) are mired of their first three-game skid of the season.
Kirill Kaprizov supplied the equalizer within the third interval, tying the sport when Eriksson Ek delivered a wonderful cross by means of site visitors to the backdoor the place the rookie was completely positioned for his 14th aim of the season. Then, 55 seconds later, Eriksson Ek gave Minnesota the lead when he banged house his personal rebound by means of Marc-Andre Fleury’s pads.
Talbot was spectacular as soon as once more towards Vegas, which was Zero for three on the facility play. Talbot got here in as one of many hottest goaltenders within the league since March 12, sporting a 6-1-1 mark with a 1.72 goals-against common and .948 save share.
Fleury, who has had his issues with Minnesota throughout his profession and dropped to 6-13-Zero towards the Wild, has misplaced 4 of his final 5 after struggling together with his rebound management all sport. It lastly caught up with him within the third interval.
Fleury stopped 25 photographs. Tomas Nosek scored the lone aim for Vegas.
Nosek’s aim was fortuitous after the puck took a tough bounce off the boards, and teammate Nic Roy performed the decoy in skating by relatively than gathering it. Minnesota’s Ryan Suter and Marcus Johansson adopted, because the puck went straight to Nosek, who backhanded it previous everyone for his fifth aim of the season.
Nosek has registered not less than one level in eight of his final 10 video games, having scored three objectives and helping on six others.
The Golden Knights, who had been 15-0-Zero when main after the second interval, had received 23 straight in that state of affairs courting to final season. It’s the first time Vegas has misplaced three straight since Peter DeBoer took over as coach on Jan. 15, 2020.
Minnesota: Returns house to begin a two-game sequence vs. Colorado on Monday.
Vegas: Opens a two-game set in St. Louis on Monday.