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Minnesota Wild Goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen With A Shutout Over The Vegas Golden Knights

from Sarah McLellan of the StarTribune,

The poise Kaapo Kahkonen has brought to the Wild's crease isn't an act.

That's who he is.

"Yeah, he's a pretty mellow guy," captain Jared Spurgeon said.

But Kahkonen's even disposition doesn't stop at his style.

His results have been just as steady.

Kahkonen blocked all 26 shots directed at him Monday, registering his first career shutout. He also ended the Golden Knights' six-game win streak while extending his own run to seven in a 2-0 win at Xcel Energy Center that kicked off a five-game Wild homestand.

"You want to look calm," Kahkonen said. "Then your teammates see you're doing your job, and they can focus on their job. I think that's what it's all about, and good to hear it looks like that. That's what I'm trying to do here."

During his streak Kahkonen has stopped 178 of 188 shots (.947 save percentage), with a 1.47 goals-against average. His winning streak is the longest by a Wild rookie goalie, and his 10 victories are already the third-most in a season for a Wild rookie.

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