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Wild vs. Golden Knights score: Vegas wins Game 7 in rout to advance

The Vegas Golden Knights will be moving on to the next round of the playoffs after defeating the Minnesota Wild, 5-2, in Game 7 of their opening postseason series on Friday. Mattias Janmark was the surprising hero, with the third-liner scoring his first career hat-trick, including the double-dagger in the third period, to help his team secure the win.
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Game 7 Gamethread: Wild at Golden Knights (8 p.m.)

Here we are, Wilderness... a place we didn’t think we’d see after Games 3 and 4, and maybe even after Game 5. A place where the Wild have had historical success but fans might still be biting their nails or watching the game through the fingers in front of worried faces. A place where the momentum of Game 6 could spur the Wild to a strong start, or be dragged to a halt with a single mistake or another questionable call by the referees.

Wild vs Golden Knights Game 7 Picks and Predictions: Does the House Really Always Win?

The Minnesota Wild have avoided elimination in back-to-back games and have forced a Game 7 with the Vegas Golden Knights Friday night. The Wild have ripped off two straight wins and outscored the Knights 7-2 despite being outshot 63-38. Vegas is 1-2 SU at home this series and has managed just five goals over those three matches.

Wild come out on top in ‘game of mistakes’

There was a common theme coming into Game 6. In spite of controlling the flow of play, or getting the bulk of the shot attempts, the Vegas Golden Knights would always capitalize on a bad turnover or giveaway to score and drive a knife into whatever momentum the Minnesota Wild had gathered. But Vegas has the 3-2 series lead and the pressure is was on both teams: on the Golden Knights to close out the series, avoiding handing the momentum to the Wild heading into Game 7 and on the Wild to keep their Cinderella season alive.

Wild 3, Golden Knights 0: Minnesota forces game 7 with strong third period

After ekeing out a Game 5 win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday to avoid elimination, the Minnesota Wild needed a decisive effort to show the hockey world that this series wasn’t over. And after a tight, defensive first two periods, the Wild did everything they had to do, breaking open the scoring floodgates and running away in the third period of Game 6 to a 3-0 victory at Xcel Energy Center, forcing a decisive Game 7 on Friday night. Ryan Hartman’s third period goal from Kevin Fiala would be the only scoring the Wild would need, as Cam Talbot had another terrific outing with 23 saves in the shutout. Kevin Fiala also added a goal and an assist in a breakout playoff performance.

Recap: Playoff run still alive as Wild hang on to beat Golden Knights

They did it! It didn’t look like they were going to, but the Minnesota Wild have forced a Game 6 in their series against the Vegas Golden Knights. Ahead of tonight’s game a couple of changes to the lineup were announced; top defensive prospect Calen Addison would come in for an injured Carson Soucy, Victor Rask would be back with Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Hartman would take Rask’s place with Zach Parise and Kevin Fiala.

Parise, Rau in lineup as Evason makes Game 4 changes

The Minnesota Wild had their hand forced when Marcus Johansson suffered a broken arm on Thursday in Game 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights. The most obvious solution was to input veteran winger Zach Parise in his place and leave it at that, but head coach Dean Evason took the extra step to jostle the lineup a bit more.

Calen Addison included in Game 5 lineup changes

The Minnesota Wild are potentially playing their last game of the season and a rookie defenseman is making his NHL postseason debut. In place of Carson Soucy — who is a little banged up after four brutal games on the bottom pairing — Calen Addison will be coming in to get some action. The offensively-gifted blueliner can provide a different dynamic than Soucy, even if he’s not going to be on any of the two powerplay units tonight.

Minnesota Wild RW Marcus Johansson suffered broken arm against Vegas Golden Knights

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild right winger Marcus Johansson has a broken left arm that will take him out of the team's playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights. Johansson was hurt in the first period of Game 3 on Thursday when he approached the net and appeared to trip on the puck with Golden Knights forward William Karlsson in tight pursuit.

Kaprizov’s struggles not a concern for the Wild

Every year we hear the same things about playoff hockey. Some of this may be anecdotal, but there’s no doubting the questions concerning how a player who hasn’t experienced it before will adjust. Do they even have to adjust? After the first two games of his first NHL playoff series, the Minnesota Wild’s prized rookie, Kirill Kaprizov, has been absent on the scoresheet.

Matt Boldy proved how good he is with short stint in Iowa

With the playoffs underway the NHL has expanded its rosters, and the Minnesota Wild will see its “Black Aces” join the team. This group includes some of their top prospects like Calen Addison, Connor Dewar, and most excitingly, Matt Boldy. The 12th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, Boldy...

Series Preview: History thrown out window when Golden Knights face Wild

There is such a thing as a team having another’s number. The best example is the 2006-07 Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks won a league-best 67 games. Of the 15 games Dallas lost, three came from the Golden State Warriors; a team that barely sniffed the playoffs in the 2000s. But this Warriors team, long before Steph Curry was a twinkle in the Bay Area’s eye, gave this Dallas team trouble. Their speed, length and athleticism gave Dirk Nowitzki fits, and they exploited the stout Mavs defense.

Ian Cole praises Addison for strong playoff debut

Seeing NHL action for the first time in three months must be hard on young players already, but add the fact that you’re being pushed into the circle of hell known as an elimination game and the nerves are probably rattling through your skin. Minnesota Wild defenseman Calen Addison made...