NHL Highlights | Golden Knights vs. Wild – April 12, 2024

NHL Highlights | Golden Knights vs. Wild – April 12, 2024

NHL Highlights | Golden Knights vs. Wild – April 12, 2024

The Vegas Golden Knights put on an offensive clinic on Thursday night, defeating the Minnesota Wild 7-2 to clinch a spot in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NHL Highlights Golden Knights vs Wild. April 12, 2024

Golden Knights Take Control Early:

  • The Golden Knights wasted no time getting on the board, scoring three unanswered goals in the first period.
  • Jack Eichel led the way with a pair of goals, including his 30th of the season on a power play.
  • Nicolas Roy and Jonathan Marchessault also added goals for Vegas.

Wild Get on the Board:

  • The Wild finally got on the scoreboard early in the second period with a power-play goal from rookie Joël Nilsson.
  • However, the Golden Knights responded quickly with another power-play goal of their own from Marchessault, his 42nd of the season.

Golden Knights Extend Lead:

  • Vegas continued to pour it on in the third period, adding three more goals.
  • Rookie Brendan Brisson scored his first NHL goal, while William Carrier and Reilly Smith also found the net.
  • Brian Gionta scored a late consolation goal for the Wild.

Clinching the Playoffs:

  • With the win, the Golden Knights secured their spot in the playoffs, becoming the first team in the Western Conference to do so.
  • This marks a return to the postseason for Vegas after missing the playoffs in 2023.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Golden Knights offense was unstoppable, scoring seven goals on 37 shots.
  • Jack Eichel and Jonathan Marchessault led the way with two goals each.
  • The win clinches a playoff spot for Vegas, ensuring their quest for the Stanley Cup continues.

Looking Ahead:

The Golden Knights will look to build on their momentum as they continue their regular season schedule. The Wild will aim to bounce back from this lopsided defeat as they fight for their own playoff spot.

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