WILD vs. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS PREVIEW
All-Time Wild Record: 6-1-1 (3-0-1 at Xcel Energy Center, 3-1-0 at Vegas)
2019-20: Minnesota went 1-1-0 in two season meetings against Vegas…The Wild dropped the first meeting, 3-2, at T-Mobile Arena (12/17) and earned a 4-0 shutout win at Xcel Energy Center in the second meeting (2/11)…LW Kevin Fiala led the Wild with four points (1-3=4)…LW Zach Parise recorded three points (2-1=3)…D Matt Dumba and D Ryan Suter tallied two assists each…G Alex Stalock went 1-1-0 with a 1.53 GAA, a .945 SV% and one shutout in two starts…RW Mark Stone led the Golden Knights with two assists…LW Tomas Nosek, C Chandler Stephenson and D Shea Theodore netted a goal apiece…G Marc-Andre Fleury went 1-1-0 with a 3.60 GAA and a .870 SV% in two starts.
WILD LEADERS: Fiala leads the Wild with 10 points (4-6=10) in nine contests against Vegas…Dumba has seven points (2-5=7) in six matches…D Jonas Brodin has six points (1-5=6) in eight contests.
WILD GOALIES: G Cam Talbot 3-3-0 with a 3.83 GAA and a .878 SV% in six career starts vs. the Golden Knights…G Kaapo Kahkonen has not faced Vegas.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS LEADERS: D Alex Pietrangelo leads the Golden Knights with 21 points (6-15=21) in 40 games against Minnesota…LW Max Pacioretty owns 13 points (8-5=13) in 16 contests…Stone has nine points (1-8=9) in 12 matches.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOALIES: Fleury is 4-10-0 with a 3.33 GAA and a .885 SV% in 14 starts vs. the Wild…G Robin Lehner is 3-2-1 with a 2.60 GAA, a .905 SV% and one shutout in six games (five starts).
CONNECTIONS: D Brad Hunt collected 25 points (5-20=25) in 58 games with the Golden Knights in parts of two seasons (2017-19)…RW Alex Tuch was drafted 18th overall by the Wild in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut with Minnesota, skating in six games during the 2016-17 season.
FAST FACTS: Minnesota is tied for the third-most wins against Vegas in the NHL…Its .813 win percentage ranks third in the NHL and the 13 team points rank fifth.
(info courtesy of Minnesota Wild)