The Minnesota Wild clinched a 5-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena, with Matt Boldy and Joel Eriksson Ek leading the charge. The win extended the Wild's streak to three and narrowed the gap in the playoff race, making the battle for the final playoff spot in the West even more intriguing.

By the Numbers
  • Matt Boldy's three-point game included a goal and two assists
  • The Wild's penalty kill went 4-for-5, showcasing strength with a 26-for-29 record in the past eight games
  • Filip Gustavsson stopped 27 of 30 shots, with a .900 save percentage
State of Play
  • The Wild sit in the No. 11 spot, closing in on the playoff position, and are vying for the final playoff spot in the West
  • The upcoming games against the St. Louis Blues in March are crucial in this tight race
Bottom Line

The Wild's victory over the Golden Knights adds excitement to the intense battle for the final playoff spot in the West, positioning the team as a formidable contender.