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Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2, second in the West Division during the regular season) vs. Minnesota Wild (35-16-5, third in the West Division during the regular season)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild +115, Golden Knights -136; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Golden Knights lead series 3-2
BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights look to clinch the first round of the NHL Playoffs over the Minnesota Wild in game six. The teams meet Wednesday for the 14th time this season. The Wild won the last meeting 4-2.
The Wild are 35-16-5 against the rest of their division. Minnesota ranks eighth in the NHL averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Kirill Kaprizov with 27.
The Golden Knights are 40-14-2 in division play. Vegas has scored 190 goals and is third in the league averaging 3.4 goals per game. Max Pacioretty leads the team with 24.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Greenway leads the Wild with 26 assists and has 32 points this season. Kaprizov has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Shea Theodore leads the Golden Knights with a plus-28 in 53 games this season. Reilly Smith has six goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Vegas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 4-5-1, averaging 2.1 goals , 3.4 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with an .894 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 7-2-1, averaging 3.2 goals , 5.5 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.5 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: Marcus Johansson: out (arm), Carson Soucy: day to day (upper-body).
Golden Knights: Peyton Krebs: out (upper body), Tomas Nosek: day to day (undisclosed), Max Pacioretty: day to day (undisclosed).
The Associated Press