Pacioretty scores in OT to lift Vegas past Wild, 5-4

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored two times, consisting of the game-winner in overtime, to raise the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

The Golden Knights removed a third-period, two-goal deficit to make the triumph in a match in between the West Department’s leading 2 groups.

After Alex Tuch scored the connecting objective with 42 seconds left in policy, it was Pacioretty punching house the game-winner after Vegas captain Mark Stone fed him with his 5th main help of the video game.

Cody Glass and Nic Hague likewise scored for Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury, making his ninth straight start, made 26 conserves and enhanced to 10-3-0 after connecting a season-high 4 objectives enabled. Fleury has actually won both video games he’s enabled 4 objectives.

Marcus Foligno scored two times, and Jordan Greenway and Nick Bonino scored for Minnesota. Camera Talbot made 34 conserves and dropped to 4-3-0 this season.

The Golden Knights tracked 4-2 when Hague got them within one midway through the 3rd duration on a one-timer from the top that Talbot had no possibility of stopping.

Glass opened the scoring in the 2nd duration when he deflected Stone’s completely put enter the internet for his 3rd objective of the season. All 3 of Glass’ objectives have actually been on the power play.

The lead didn’t last long as Greenway followed his own shot and buried a rebound Fleury couldn’t freeze in time, connecting the video game at 1-all.

A little more than a minute later on it was Foligno crashing the crease, where he deflected Jonas Brodin’s focusing pass from his ideal skate, to his left knee, and into the internet. It was Foligno’s 6th point in his last 7 video games.

Vegas got its 2nd power-play objective of the night when Chandler Stephenson, Stone, and Pacioretty played tic-tac-toe with an outstanding screen of passing in front of Talbot. Encamped to the left of Talbot, Pacioretty buried Stone’s pass with the equalizer.

Minnesota took a two-goal lead with a set of ratings 19 seconds apart.

Initially, it was Bonino benefiting from Vegas’ failure to clear the puck, as he got the loose puck in front of Fleury and went leading rack. Foligno netted his second of the video game when he skated in alone on the left side and beat Fleury far side over his glove.


Minnesota’s four-goal 2nd duration marked the very first time this season the Golden Knights enabled 4 objectives in a duration. It was simply the 4th time the Wild outscored a challenger in the 2nd duration.


Minnesota and Vegas conclude their two-game set Wednesday night.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.