The magic continued for the Seattle Kraken on the road in Pittsburgh on Saturday night, with Brandon Tanev scoring the game winner against the Penguins with 3:39 remaining in the third period, Although outshot 37-28, Seattle blocked more shots, delivered 35 hits, and closed out a three-game sweep of their road trip.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost seven games in a row.
With the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 loss at home on Saturday afternoon, the Kraken moved into sole possession of 2nd place in the Pacific Division with a record of 7-4-and-2 and 16 points. Seattle is four points behind the Vegas Golden Knights who beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2.
1-1 Kraken – 7:48 – Vince Dunn (2) from Yanni Gourde – Even Strength
Gourde wins an offensive zone draw in the left wing circle and Dunn steps into one to tie the game.
2-1 Kraken – 7:48 – Yanni Gourde (2) from Brandon Tanev and Morgan Geekie – Even Strength
A nice bounce off Tanev’s shin pad ends up to Gourde who makes no mistake in close.
3-2 Kraken – 16:21 – Tanev (2) from Gourde and Geekie – Even Strength (game winner)
Tanev buries one from the slot to give Seattle the win.
Say What ?!
Yeah that’s right, the Dunn 1st-period goal assisted by Gourde and the 2nd-period goal scored by Gourde both occurred at 7:48 of their respective periods. OK, that’s just weird.
The Seattle penalty kill has now killed off eleven straight opponent power plays dating back to a week ago Saturday.
Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power play.
Seattle heads home with a four game winning streak.
Kraken Three Stars
1) Yanni Gourde – A goal and two assists.
2) Brandon Tanev – An assist and a goal including the game winner.
3) Martin Jones – Coming off 1st star honors last game, his 35 saves notches him an underappreciated 3rd-star.