With the 4-2 win, the 2nd-place Kraken move to within six points of the 1st-place Golden Knights in the Pacific Division with two games in hand. It’s the Seattle franchise’s first ever victory over Vegas in six tries. It’s the club’s first ever four-game road winning streak.
Not for the faint of heart. In what is likely the loudest building in the NHL, not necessarily because of the crowd noise, but because of the pumped in heavy bass tunes, Seattle came out strong against the Vegas Golden Knights in “the Fortress”.
Netminders: Adin Hill for Vegas, and birthday boy (31) Philipp Grubauer for Seattle
Kraken Goal Scorers
1-0 Kraken – Even Strength – Ryan Donato (3) from Adam Larsson and Yanni Gourde, 2:38
Fighting through traffic in front, Donato banged in a rebound off Larsson’s point shot.
2-0 Kraken – Even Strength – Andre Burakovsky (6) from Adam Larsson and Jaden Schwartz, 8:00
Burakovsky trailed the play, took a pass, cruised to the top of the right wing circle and ripped one 5-hole.
— Seattle rode an initial wave. Their power play had good looks but failed to click early in the period.
3-2 Kraken – Even Strength – Andre Burakovsky (7) from Jamie Oleksiak and Justin Schultz, 5:20
Burakovsky delivered again, this time glove-side on Hill, off a feed low in the right wing circle.
4-2 Kraken – Even Strength – Jordan Eberle (6) from Matty Beniers, 18:46
Jordan Eberle drives the slot, dipsy doo, and pots his own rebound over a sprawling Hill. Simply a great play.
— Vegas was the stronger team coming out of the dressing room this time, but Seattle survived the push and then some.
No goals – Kraken played a strong period to close it out.
Kraken 3 Stars:
1) Andre Burakovsky – The sniper made the difference with his 6th and 7th goals of the season.
2) Adam Larsson – Two assists and a team leading 23:55 on ice.
3) Philipp Grubauer – Made some biggees and warrants a star regardless for his first effort back off injury absence.