Golden Knights win 3-2 over Wild

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Las Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrates his goal with Shea Theodore (27) and Nicolas Hague (14) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– The Vegas Golden Knights held off a late Wild surge in the third period Thursday night giving them a victory 3-2.

Two VGK rookies took the spotlight at the fortress by scoring their first NHL goals.

Paul Cotter came in first with his goal, then later Jonas Rondbjerg beat Cam Talbot for his first NHL goal.

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (24) takes shot on goal while defended by Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Then later in the second half, Jonathan Marchessault came in with his seventh goal of the season.

“That’s a really gutsy effort by our group. You know when you think going into the game you know, with the lineup we had, we worked and competed and made it tough defensively killed some big penalties. Got some timely goals, some depth guys. So, it was a gutsy gutsy effort,” said Peter Deboer Vegas Golden Knights Coach.

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) passes the puck while defended by Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) & left wing Marcus Foligno (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

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