Golden Knights vs. Wild Preview

Published May 16, 2021 at 8:32

The Vegas Golden Knights will face the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fourth time in four seasons.

During the regular season, Vegas and Minnesota met eight times, and the matchup served as foreshadowing for what should be a close, exciting series. As the series begins at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday at 12 p.m., the Golden Knights will have a home crowd cheering them on.

Until the puck drops, take a look at the stats from the back-and-forth regular-season series between two of the Honda West Division's best teams.

3- Vegas picked up three wins against the Wild during the regular season. That was the lowest win total for the Golden Knights in head-to-head series in 2020-21.

5- Mark Stone registered five assists on March 1 against the Wild at T-Mobile Arena.

6- Three different players posted six points for Vegas against Minnesota this year in Alex Tuch (3G, 3A), William Karlsson (2G, 4A) and Chandler Stephenson (2G, 4A).

6- Six of the eight games between Vegas and Minnesota during the regular season were decided by just one goal.

8- Kirill Kaprizov had a team-high eight points (6G, 2A) against the Golden Knights in eight regular season contests.

10- Stone led the Golden Knights in scoring against Minnesota with 10 points (2G, 8A) during the season series.

17.6- Minnesota's power play had a 17.6 percent efficiency rate through 56 games.

17.8- Vegas' power play operated at 17.8 percent in the regular season.

21- The Wild had a +21-goal differential this year.

28.3- Minnesota averaged 28.3 shots on goal per game during the regular season.

67- The Golden Knights had the NHL's best goal differential with a +67 rating.

80.8- The Wild penalty kill clicked at 80.8 percent this season.

86.8- The Golden Knights posted a league-best 86.8 percent clip on the penalty kill in the regular season.

Credit: NHL.COM
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Golden Knights vs. Wild Preview

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