The Golden Knights hosted the Minnesota Wild still in search of clinching a playoff berth. Vegas would get a bit of great news in that star forward Max Pacioretty was back in the lineup after being injured earlier in the month.

Minnesota came out strong scoring 2:12 into the contest on a weird angled shot that squeaked by Malcolm Subban. Vegas wouldn’t be able to create much offensively mustering only a few quality shots on net. With under a minute defenseman Deryk Engelland took a costly tripping penalty leading to a power play goal for Minnesota. After twenty minutes the Golden Knights trailed the Wild 2-0.

The 2nd period Vegas continued having problems generating offense. Midway through the period Minnesota’s goaltender Devan Dubnyk made one of the saves of the year on Mark Stone’s wraparound attempt. A few minutes later the Wild added a second power play goal taking a three goal lead. Vegas would get some life as Paul Stastny scored his 12th of the season right before the end of the period. After forty minutes of action Vegas trailed Minnesota 3-1.

Stastny would score his 13th later to make it a one goal game with twelve minutes to play. Subban would be pulled for an extra attacker but Minnesota shut down every opportunity from Vegas. It was a crazy finish, however the home team came up empty losing 3-2.

The Golden Knights record drops to (42-30-6) but with Arizona’s loss Vegas clinched a playoff berth. They remain in the Pacific Division’s third place position, with four games left to play. The team will get back on the ice tomorrow night as Vegas will travel to San Jose. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 6 PM. (Recap by Jason)

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