Minnesota to Play Against Vegas in Game 7
Minnesota Wild has established itself as a strong team. Vegas Golden Knights could do a little work on their status.
Kevin Fiala scored and assisted in the third period to open the scoring. Cam Talbot made his second shutout of the series, and Wild again got a 3-0 win over Golden Knights on Wednesday night.
The decisive game at number 7 will take place on Friday night in Vegas.
Ryan Hartman scored first, and Nick Bjugstad scored the last goal for Talbot, who made 23 saves. He had 38 saves on Monday night and helped steal a win in Game 5 when the score was 40-14.
Marc-André Fleury, with 21 saves, conceded three goals in the second game. In the first four meetings, he had only two goals conceded.
Fiala, the team's second-best scorer in the regular season, didn't score a single point in his first five games until he scored two at just the right time. The Swiss left winger scored with a power play.
After 44:21 goalless hockey, the game finally started when the rebound from a blocked shot caught the Golden Knights, and Fiala found Hartman's throwing space. Fiala made a perfect pass to his partner, and Hartman sent the puck above Fleury's glove, managing to cheer up the crowd at the 25% filled Xcel Energy Center.