Wild score twice in 3rd period to sweep Vegas

The Wild snapped the Golden Knights' 23 game losing streak when leading after two periods.
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Kirill Kaprizov

The Minnesota Wild picked up a sweep of the Vegas Golden Knights, winning the second game of the series 2-1 on Saturday night.

Tomas Nosek scored his fifth goal of the season in the first period to put Minnesota in an early hole and Marc-Andre Fleury made sure they stayed there. The Vegas goalie made 25 saves on the night to keep the Golden Knights' advantage heading into the third period.

Vegas had won 23 straight games after leading after two periods but the Wild chipped away at the lead with a third-period power-play goal from Kirill Kaprizov.

Kaprizov's 14th goal of the season cut the Golden Knights' lead in half and Joel Eriksson Ek put the Wild in the lead with his 12th goal of the season.

Cam Talbot made 27 saves in net to pick up the victory and help the Wild leave Vegas with four points over the weekend.

The Wild are now 23-11-2 on the season and will host the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.

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