Vegas Can’t Pull Off Late Heroics in Loss to Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 28: Minnesota Wild Right Wing Kirill Kaprizov (97) celebrates a his 1st period goal during an NHL game between the Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings on January 28, 2021, at Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Although Dylan Coghlan exploded for 3 goals in the contest, Vegas suffered back to back losses for only the second time this season last night against the Minnesota Wild.

Who scored during the game? What time was remaining during the game?

  • Joel Eriksson Ek scored with 19:49 remaining in the first period. 1-0 MIN
  • Dylan Coghlan scored with 18:18 remaining in the first period. 1-1 TIE
  • Kirill Kaprisov scored with 18:49 remaining in the third period. 2-1 MIN
  • Joel Eriksson Ek scored with 14:06 remaining in the third period. 3-1 MIN
  • Carson Sousy scored with 12:19 remaining in the third period. 4-1 MIN
  • Dylan Coghlan scored with 6:00 remaining in the third period. 4-2 MIN
  • Dylan Coghlan scored with 2:10 remaining in the third period. 4-3 MIM

What went on during the 1st period

Joel Eriksson Ek was lightning fast when he scored the only goal for the Minnesota Wild just 19 seconds into the game. Not soon after, Dylan Coghlan for the Vegas Golden Knights scored his first NHL goal just 1 minute later. The Golden Knights played great offense, but their defense needed a little bit more work.
After one period of play, the score was 1-1.

What went on during the 2nd period

Both Kappo Kahkonen and Marc-Andrè Fleury played great, continuing terrific seasons in net for both. Neither the Golden Knights or the Wild could get a ton of opportunities at the net but each shot they were able to muster was turned aside by both goalies.

What went on during the 3rd period

The Wild came out early in the third and blitzed the Golden Knights for 2 goals in just over the opening 5 minutes of the period. It was 4-1 for the longest time, but it seemed like once Fleury got pulled for Thompson, Vegas got back on their feet with the shake up. Although Dylan Coghlan recorded his first NHL hat trick, it wasn’t enough. While Vegas led a mad scramble and dash at the finish to attempt another comeback performance it just wasn’t enough and they ran out of clock.

In conclusion

It was by far a very close game for sure most notably in the second around the goal blitzes by each team. Minnesota and Kahkonen did great holding on in the dying minutes of the game while Vegas brought the house. Hopefully with Lehner getting some conditioning time with the Henderson Silver Knights he will be close to rejoining the Golden Knights to get Fleury the rest he deserves.

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