Golden Knights vs. Wild: 2021 NHL 1st Round Preview

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Golden Knights vs. Wild: 2021 NHL 1st Round Preview

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2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st Round: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Minnesota Wild

Series Start Times for All Seven Games:

Game 1-Sunday, May 16, 2021 (3:00 P.M. EDT/12:00 P.M. PDT on NBC and Sportsnet)

Game 2-Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (10:00 P.M. EDT/7:00 P.M. PDT on NBC Sports Network and Sportsnet)

Game 3-Thursday, May 20, 2021 (9:30 P.M. EDT/6:30 P.M. PDT on NBC Sports Network)

Game 4-Saturday, May 22, 2021 (8:00 P.M. EDT/5:00 P.M. PDT on NBC)

*Game 5-Monday, May 24, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

*Game 6-Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

Do or Die Game 7-Friday, May 28, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

Series Location: T-Mobile Arena-Las Vegas, Nevada (Games 1, 2, 5, 7) & Xcel Energy Center-St. Paul, Minnesota (Games 3, 4, 6)

2020-2021 Regular Season Series: Wild Won the Regular Season Series vs. Golden Knights 5-3

Most Recent Playoff Meeting: First Ever Postseason Meeting

Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2)-#2 Seed in the West

  • 4th Consecutive Appearance Dating Back to 2018
  • 1st Postseason Meeting vs. Wild
  • Has Not won a First Round Series Since 2019 vs. Sharks
  • Looking for Back-to-Back West Finals Appearances for 1st Time in Team History
  • Seeking 3rd Conference Finals Appearance in Franchise History
  • Has Not Been to the Stanley Cup Finals Since 2018
  • Seeking 1st Stanley Cup Championship in Franchise History

Minnesota Wild (35-16-5)-#3 Seed in the West

  • Back-to-Back Playoff Appearances for the 1st Time Since 2013-2018
  • 1st Postseason Meeting vs. Vegas
  • 8th Playoff Appearance Since 2010
  • Looking for 1st Western Conference Finals Appearance Since 2003
  • Has Never Been to the Stanley Cup Finals in Franchise History
  • Seeking 1st Stanley Cup Title in Team History
  • Has Not Won a Playoff Series Since the 2015 West Quarterfinals vs. Blues

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Top Players to Watch in Golden Knights vs. Wild Series (2020-2021 Regular Season Statistics)

Vegas Golden Knights

  • G Marc-Andre Fleury: 26-10-0 Record, 0.928 Save %, 1.98 G.A.A.
  • C William Karlsson: 14 Goals & 25 Assists (39 Points)
  • RW Mark Stone: 21 Goals & 40 Assists (61 Points)
  • LW Jonathan Marchessault: 18 Goals & 26 Assists (44 Points)
  • C Chandler Stephenson: 14 Goals & 21 Assists (35 Points)

Minnesota Wild

  • G Cam Talbot: 19-8-5 Record, 0.915 Save %, 2.63 G.A.A.
  • RW Mats Zuccarello: 11 Goals & 24 Assists (35 Points)
  • LW Zach Parise: 7 Goals & 11 Assists (18 Points)
  • RW Nick Bonino: 10 Goals & 16 Assists (26 Points)
  • C Joel Eriksson Ek: 19 Goals & 11 Assists (30 Points)

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Official Golden Knights vs. Wild: 2021 NHL 1st Round Prediction

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