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Vegas surges past Wild for 5-2 win to take 2-1 series lead

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Posted at 9:35 PM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 00:37:56-04

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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 Ek had the goals for the Wild.

Game 4 is in Minnesota on Saturday night.