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ST. PAUL, MN - MAY 20: Brayden McNabb #3 and Jonathan Marchessault #81 celebrate with William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights after Karlsson scored a goal against the Minnesota Wild in the third period in game three of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center on May 20, 2021 in St Paul, Minnesota. The Golden Knights defeated the Wild 5-2. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

Reilly Smith capped a three-goal second-period surge by the Vegas Golden Knights with the go-ahead score in a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild. The Golden Knights took a 2-1 lead on the Wild in this first round playoff series. Mark Stone had two goals, Patrick Brown and William Karlsson also scored and Nick Holden had two assists for the Golden Knights. Ryan Hartman and Joel Eriksson Ek had the goals for the Wild. Game 4 is in Minnesota on Saturday night.