The Vegas Golden Knights and the Minnesota Wild face off in game 4 with Vegas looking to put the Wild on the brink of elimination while Minnesota was trying to even the series at two heading back to Vegas for game 5.
Vegas played without one of its key defenseman Brayden McNabb who was due to injury while also missing Tomas Nosek meaning Patrick Brown played his second consecutive game. Max Pacioretty was also due to his injury.
It didn't take long for sparks to fly as off the opening faceoff Vegas did a good job crashing the net and a scrum ensued with Will Carrier and Matt Dumba which ended up in a penalty for Carrier.
The Golden Knights opened the scoring 11 minutes into the period when Nicholas Roy took the puck in his zone behind the net and would skate all the way into the offensive zone and beat Cam Talbot with a great shot.
On the ensuing play, the Wild responded when Joel Eriksson Ek beat Marc Fleury but the goal would be review for goaltender interference and upon further review, the goal was waved off.
The Knights got their first powerplay of the game with less than two minutes to play in the first period when Carson Soucy got called for cross-checking Mattias Janmark.
The first period ended 1-0 and the Knights started the second period on the powerplay with 21 seconds remaining in the penalty to Soucy. Alex Tuch made it 2-0 for Vegas at the midway point of the second period as he got the puck from Chandler Stephenson and would undress Talbot with a great deke.
With 6:19 left in the second period and Zach Whitecloud in the box, Mark Stone got the puck in his own end and went all the way into the offensive zone and beat Talbot to make it 3-0 with another crazy deke move and a great shorthanded goal.
Once again Fleury was doing a good job of standing on his head making some incredible saves and with 1:28 on the clock Nicholas Roy would score his second goal of the game into an empty net to seal the win.
After the game head coach Pete Deboer spoke about his team response to score nine unanswered goals in the last two games after struggling in the first two games to score.
" We all know Minnesota record in here and we all heard how good they are playing at home and there was a lot of things stacked against us and our guys ignored the noise went to work and got rewarded and it was a real team effort"
With the win the Vegas Golden Knights have a 3-1 series lead and with a win on Monday night at T-Mobile in game 5 the team can clinch the series and move on to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.