Wild rally past Golden Knights with two late goals in 26 seconds


ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jonas Brodin scored with 1:06 left in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild rallied to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 6-5 at Xcel Energy Center on Monday.

Brodin scored from the left point through traffic for Minnesota’s second goal in 26 seconds. Kirill Kaprizov tied it 5-5 at 18:28.

Nick Bonino had two goals and an assist, and Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist for Minnesota (33-14-4), which has won nine of its past 11. Cam Talbot made 27 saves. 

Mark Stone and Alex Martinez each had a goal and an assist for Vegas (36-13-2), which has lost two of its past three. Robin Lehner made 26 saves.

Joel Eriksson Ek gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead at 3:36 with a shot that went through Lehner’s five-hole.

Shea Theodore tied it 1-1 at 4:29 from the right circle.

The Wild challenged for goaltender interference, but the goal stood. Martinez scored on the resulting power play at 6:05 with a wrist shot that gave the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead.

Bonino tied it 2-2 at 7:48 on the rebound of Matt Dumba‘s shot.

Alex Tuch put Vegas ahead 3-2 at 12:20. Peyton Krebs, making his NHL debut, assisted on the goal.

Stone increased the lead to 4-2 at 6:48 of the second period.

Bonino deflected a Jared Spurgeon shot for a 5-on-3 power-play goal to cut it to 4-3 at 8:44.

Jonathan Marchessault made it 5-3 at 16:04.

Fiala cut it to 5-4 on a rebound in front at 10:49 of the third.

Vegas forward Max Pacioretty, who missed the third period of a 3-2 overtime win at the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday because of an undisclosed injury, did not play.

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