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Two goals in 1 minute, 1 second lift Wild over Golden Knights

Minnesota scored three third-period goals in Monday night's victory.
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The Wild scored twice in 1 minute, 1 second in the third period to break open a tie game in a 5-3 victory over the Las Vegas Golden Knights Monday night in Las Vegas.

Marco Rossi scored 6 minutes, 28 seconds into the third period to break a 2-2 tie before Matt Boldy found the back of the net 1 minute, 1 second later to give the Wild (24-23-5) a two-goal advantage.

While Mark Stone got one back for the Golden Knights (31-16-6) 2 minutes, 11 seconds later, Las Vegas was forced to pull goaltender Adin Hill late, and Joel Eriksson Ek scored an empty-net goal — his second of the night — with 22 seconds remaining to put the game on ice.

Jonathan Marchessault got the Golden Knights on the board first with a fluky goal 22 seconds into the first period, but the Wild struck back midway through the game when Mats Zuccarello delivered a power-play goal.

Eriksson Ek gave Minnesota a 2-1 advantage with his first goal of the night 12 minutes, 9 seconds into the period, but Michael Amadio scored a power-play goal five-and-a-half minutes later to make it a 2-2 game entering the second period.

Filip Gustavsson had 27 saves on 30 shots, including 14 saves in a scoreless second period. Hill had 24 saves on 28 shots for the Golden Knights.

The Wild return to action Wednesday night when they take on the Arizona Coyotes in Tempe, Ariz. Puck drop is set for 8:30 p.m.