Fleury makes 36 saves, Golden Knights defeat Wild for fourth straight win

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LAS VEGASMarc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves, and the Vegas Golden Knights won their fourth consecutive game, 5-1 against the Minnesota Wild at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday.

Fleury made his 10th straight start (7-3-0) for the Golden Knights (14-4-1), who won the first two games against Minnesota this season. Mark Stone, Alex Tuch, Chandler Stephenson and William Karlsson each had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for Vegas.

The Wild (12-7-1) lost in regulation for the first time since Jan. 16, a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Marcus Foligno scored his third goal in two games, and Cam Talbot made 23 saves.

The Golden Knights took a 1-0 lead at 2:03 of the first period when Tuch received a cross-ice, backhand pass from Cody Glass along the boards and scored glove side.

Marchessault made it 2-0 at 5:03 of the second period, and Foligno scored at 9:58 of the second to make it 2-1 off a rebound.

Stone scored his first goal since Feb. 13 at 11:08 of the third period to make it 3-1 off a 2-on-1 with Stephenson.

Stephenson made it 4-1 at 16:38, and Karlsson scored into an empty net at 17:41 for the 5-1 final.

Fleury played in his 861st NHL game, passing Gump Worsley for 12th on the League’s all-time list for goalies. He’s seven from tying Grant Fuhr for 11th.

Forward Zach Parise was a healthy scratch for the first time in his nine seasons with the Wild.

 

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