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Vegas travels to face Kaprizov and the Wild

March 20, 2022 GMT

Vegas Golden Knights (34-26-4, fourth in the Pacific) vs. Minnesota Wild (36-20-4, third in the Central)

St. Paul, Minnesota; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota into a matchup with Vegas. He ranks sixth in the league with 76 points, scoring 32 goals and totaling 44 assists.

The Wild are 18-15-1 in conference games. Minnesota ranks third in the league averaging 3.7 goals per game, led by Kaprizov with 32.

The Golden Knights are 12-5-1 against opponents from the Pacific. Vegas leads the Western Conference with nine shorthanded goals, led by Mattias Janmark with two.

In their last meeting on Dec. 12, Vegas won 6-4. Zach Whitecloud scored a team-high two goals for the Golden Knights in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kaprizov leads the Wild with 76 points, scoring 32 goals and collecting 44 assists. Kevin Fiala has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

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Whitecloud leads the Golden Knights with a plus-17 in 44 games this season. Evgenii Dadonov has five goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Vegas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with an .884 save percentage.

Golden Knights: 4-6-0, averaging three goals, 4.2 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with an .894 save percentage.

INJURIES: Wild: None listed.

Golden Knights: Jack Eichel: day to day (upper body), Ben Hutton: out (covid-19), Reilly Smith: day to day (undisclosed).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.