The Minnesota Wild are still on the fast track after a 5-3 road win over the reigning NHL champion Vegas Golden Knights. Marco Rossi, supported by the released Matt Boldy (one goal, two assists, seven shots on goal), also made it onto the shot list. Vorarlberger scored his 14th goal of the season with a poke to make the important score 3-2 (47th).
The Wild have won six of their last eight games and beat St. Louis, who holds the second wild card spot in the West. He settled within five points of Louis. “What encourages me the most is the process of the last two games, the style of play and the effort it takes for us to win in the long run,” coach John Hynes said.
Since Friday, two offensive stars, Boldy and Kirill Kaprisow, have been playing on the same line with Joel Eriksson Ek. This combination resulted in Boldy and Kaprisow alone making 22 field goal attempts against Pittsburgh (3-2 win) and 27 against Vegas.