10:07 pm
November 11

Wild @ Golden Knights

Who will WIN this matchup?

Minnesota Wild (9-3-0)

@ Vegas Golden Knights (7-6-0)


Starting Goalies:

Cam Talbot (MIN): Confirmed

Laurent Brossoit (VGK): Confirmed


Current odds:

Minnesota Wild: (-120)

Vegas Golden Knights: (+100)


Minnesota will bring in a four-game winning streak after breezing past the Arizona Coyotes, 5-2, on Wednesday night in Glendale, Ariz., in the front half of a back-to-back. Vegas, despite missing key cogs such as captain Mark Stone (lower-body), Max Pacioretty (fractured foot) and William Karlsson (broken foot), has won six of its last eight games following a 1-4 start and trails the Edmonton Oilers by just four points in a tight Pacific Division race.

Vegas opened a six-game homestand with a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night as goalie Robin Lehner made 25 saves for his fifth win in six starts and Reilly Smith scored two goals in the span of 46 seconds early in the third period.

Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer pointed to his team’s defense and goaltending for turning things around following the 1-4 start. “I’ve liked our response,” said DeBoer. “Obviously we were at a little bit of a crossroads there, especially with the schedule at that point. We were heading to Colorado and Dallas, and the guys that were injured were going to be out for a long time.” The Golden Knights ended up sweeping the tough road back-to-back with a 3-1 victory over the Avalanche followed by a 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.

Minnesota improved to 9-3-0 with its win over the Coyotes, its best start since it began 10-2-0 in 2006-07. Kevin Fiala had a highlight-reel goal and two assists and Kirill Kaprizov, Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Dmitry Kulikov also scored while Kaapo Kahkonen made 24 saves to win his second straight start. Kaprizov’s goal was the 30th of his career and came in his 67th NHL game, the fastest any Wild player in history has accomplished that feat.

StreakSmarter Pick
Minnesota Wild