Seattle Kraken rally to beat Ducks 5-4 for 5th straight win

Seattle Kraken rally to beat Ducks 5-4 for 5th straight win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Matty Beniers had a aim and two assists, Daniel Sprong scored the ultimate aim early within the third interval and the Seattle Kraken tied a franchise file with their fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Anaheim Ducks in Sunday night time.

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Jared McCann, Alex Wennberg and Vince Dunn scored within the first half for the Kraken, who then constructed a two-goal lead late within the second interval earlier than rallying for their tenth win in 12 video games. Martin Jones made 25 saves in his eleventh win of the season for Seattle, which has misplaced in regulation simply as soon as over the previous 4 weeks throughout a surge that started with the primary five-game profitable streak of the 2-year Kraken.

“You want to play a perfect 60 minutes,” Sprong mentioned. “Will it occur each sport? Maybe not, however good groups nonetheless discover a means to win.”

Troy Terry scored on his hat-trick night time and Derek Grant scored in his return from a 10-game harm layoff for the bottom-placed Ducks, who took benefit of the Kraken’s rampage to rating a season-high three objectives.

Mason McTavish and Adam Henrique scored on the person benefit 1:19 late within the second to tie it for Anaheim’s finest efficiency in 10 video games.

Trevor Zegras had three assists for the Ducks, and John Gibson stopped 14 pictures earlier than leaving early within the third interval with an obvious harm. Anaheim has misplaced 5 of six.

“Through all this adversity, challenges, they keep fighting for more,” Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins mentioned. “It says a lot about the men in that room, that they don’t have much left in them.”

The Krakens aren’t simply profitable, they’re scoring at a prolific fee: Seattle has 23 objectives throughout its five-game stretch. The Ducks are the NHL’s worst defensive staff and Seattle has capitalized early and infrequently bettering to 7-1-1 on the street this season regardless of giving up three energy play objectives for the primary time this 12 months.

“We want to be a little better on special teams, but this is a really tough team to play against,” Wennberg mentioned of the Ducks, who’re thirty first within the NHL in power-play proportion. “For us to finish and get the job done here is really good.”

McCann scored 33 seconds into the opening faceoff, and Seattle led 3-1 on Dunn’s fourth aim late within the first interval, regardless of Terry’s ninth aim of the season on the facility play.

The Kraken led 4-2 late within the third earlier than sloppy penalties led to back-to-back objectives by McTavish — who transformed a nifty cross-ice move from Zegras — and Henrique.

Sprong, the previous Ducks ahead, handed the Kraken 3:41 into the third after a rollover in Anaheim. Anthony Stolarz changed Gibson, who went to the locker room instantly after the aim with an obvious harm brought on when Ducks defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk fell on him through the play.

“When you’re a rebuilding team, every day there’s something to work on,” Eakins mentioned. “We’re trying to fix every part of the game.”


Seattle ahead Morgan Geekie skated off the ice within the second interval after colliding with teammate Adam Larsson. He didn’t return.

Anaheim defenseman John Klingberg missed his second straight sport with a lower-body harm.

Eakins didn’t present an replace after the sport on Gibson’s situation as a result of he had not met with the goaltender.


Kraken: In Los Angeles on Tuesday night time.

Ducks: At Nashville Tuesday night time to open a four-game street journey.

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