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Golden Knights take a 2-1 lead on the Wild in this first round playoff series

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 16: Cam Talbot #33 of the Minnesota Wild in goal during a 4-3 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on January 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Reilly Smith capped a three-goal second-period surge by the Vegas Golden Knights with the go-ahead score in a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild. The Golden Knights took a 2-1 lead on the Wild in this first round playoff series. Mark Stone had two goals, Patrick Brown and William Karlsson also scored and Nick Holden had two assists for the Golden Knights. Ryan Hartman and Joel Eriksson had the goals for the Wild. Game 4 is in Minnesota on Saturday night.

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