NHL roundup: Wild, Stars seal playoff berths



Reilly Smith scored the game-winner within the fifth spherical of a shootout and Pavel Dorofeyev netted two targets in regulation through the Vegas Golden Knights’ 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday in Saint Paul, Minn.

Regardless of the defeat, the Wild clinched a playoff berth because of the purpose for the extra time loss plus the Nashville Predators’ 5-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

After Joel Eriksson Ek and Dorofeyev traded targets within the fourth spherical of the shootout, Vegas goaltender Laurent Brossoit made a blocker save on Ryan Hartman to begin the fifth spherical. Smith then put a backhander by the pads of Minnesota goalie Filip Gustavsson to win it and in addition give the Golden Knights a three-game sweep of their season collection with the Wild.

William Karlsson had two assists and Keegan Kolesar additionally scored for Vegas, whereas Brossoit completed with 30 saves. Matt Boldy scored his thirtieth objective of the season and in addition had an help and Brandon Duhaime and John Klingberg additionally scored targets for Minnesota. Gustavsson stopped 23 pictures.

Stars 5, Predators 1

Jason Robertson had a objective and three assists to cross the 100-point plateau and Dallas clinched a Stanley Cup playoff berth with a win in opposition to visiting Nashville.

Robertson, 23, has 43 targets and 58 assists. Joe Pavelski had a objective and an help and Scott Wedgewood made 26 saves for the Stars in his return from a lower-body harm that stored him out for a month and a half. Miro Heiskanen had two assists.

Cal Foote scored and Juuse Saros made 21 saves for the Predators. Nashville has dropped 4 of its previous six video games and is 5 factors behind the Winnipeg Jets for the second wild-card spot within the Western Convention.

Kraken 8, Coyotes 1

Seven completely different Seattle gamers recorded multi-point video games because the Kraken routed visiting Arizona and moved nearer to clinching a playoff berth.

Jared McCann scored two targets for Seattle, and Morgan Geekie, Ryan Donato and Carson Soucy every had a objective and an help. Daniel Sprong, Justin Schultz and Vince Dunn every had two assists, and Jordan Eberle, William Borgen and Oliver Bjorkstrand additionally scored. Philipp Grubauer stopped 20 pictures.

Lawson Crouse scored the one objective of the sport for the Coyotes, who’re 0-6-2 of their previous eight video games. Ivan Prosvetov made 24 saves.

–Discipline Stage Media