With the 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Climate Pledge Arena, the Seattle Kraken improved to .500 on home ice with a record of 3-3-and-1 and edged a little closer to their impressive road ledger of 5-1-and-1.
More importantly the Kraken held on to sole possession of 2nd place in the Pacific Division and extended its franchise record winning streak to five games.
With their 3-2 win in Tampa earlier in the evening, the Edmonton Oilers had moved into a tie with the Kraken with 16 points, but Seattle hopped to 18 points with their victory. Both teams have played 14 games and both trail the first place Vegas Golden Knights by six points. The Golden Knights beat the Maple Leafs earlier Tuesday evening 4-3 in overtime at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
Kraken Goal Scoring
1-0 Seattle – Even Strength – Jordan Eberle (2) from Andre Burakovsky and Oliver Bjorkstrand, :38
Eberle cruised into the Preds zone along the RW boards and unloaded a slapper that Juuse Saros should have stopped.
2-0 Seattle – Even Strength – Will Borgen (2) from Andre Burakovsky and Morgan Geekie, 7:29
After Geekie was stopped on a brilliant save on a 2-on-1, Borgen went top shelf, stick side on Saros from the slot.
3-0 Seattle – Even Strength – Andre Burakovsky (4) Alexander Wennberg, 15:16
The Kraken cashed in down low off a horrid turnover by Predators forward Nino Niederreiter.
4-0 Seattle – Even Strength – Jordan Eberle (3) Unassisted, 16:25
Nashville defenseman Ryan McDonagh shoveled a turnover right to Eberle in the slot, who drove Saros out of the game.
5-1 Seattle – Empty Netter – Brandon Tanev (3) Yanni Gourde, 18:49
Kraken Three Stars
1) Andre Burakovsky – A goal and two assists in the first period helped bury the Predators early.
2) Jordan Eberle – Two goals in the first period. He and Burakovsky both cashing in off turnovers.
3) Martin Jones – The name of the game is goaltending and “Jonesy” was steady again.