Seattle Kraken, Yanni Gourde

Completely Bonkers: Boston Bruins Beat Kraken 6-5

The Climate Pledge Arena was alive with extra energy and a fair contingent of Boston Bruins fans for what turned out to be a very entertaining match vs the Kraken. The Bruins would prevail 6-5 in a remarkably intense night of hockey to finish the season series tied 1-1.

Goaltenders: Jeremy Swayman for the Bruins; Philip Grubauer for the Kraken.

What an wild heavyweight bout! The Kraken won’t soon forget they had a 5-4 lead with 4:10 remaining in the hockey game.

Kraken Goal Scorers:

1st Period

1-0 Kraken – Even Strength – Matty Beniers (19) from Jared McCann and Vince Dunn, :40

On a bad pinch by Bruins D-man Charlie McAvoy, Beniers cruised ahead on a 3-on-1 and sniped high glove.

2nd Period

2-1 Kraken – Even Strength – Vince Dunn (10) from Alexander Wennberg, 1:17

Dunn’s point shot glanced off a Bruins stick on the way to the net and eluded Swayman’s glove.

3-3 Tied – Even Strength – Jamie Oleksiak (7) from Morgan Geekie and Jesper Froden, 9:47

Oleksiak jumped into the slot and ripped home a shot with plenty of time to work with.

4-4 Tied – Power Play – Yanni Gourde (9) from Matty Beniers and Jordan Eberle, 18:53

On the doorstep at the right post, Gourde had his shot deflect in off of McAvoy’s stick.

3rd Period

5-4 Kraken – Even Strength (4-on-4) – Jaden Schwartz (13) from Will Borgen and Jamie Oleksiak, 15:50

Cutting to the net, Schwartz re-directs home a slap-pass from Borgen at the point.

Utter madness. Top notch NHL entertainment in the heart of Seattle.

Seattle outshot the Bruins 41-33. Power plays: Boston 0-for-1, Seattle 1-for-4 and they gave up a shortie.

Seattle hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm Pacific.

Kraken 3 Stars:

1) Yanni Gourde – Never let’s up. In the Bruins faces all night long. Scored the tying 4-4 goal.

2) Matty Beniers – Goal and an assist against his hometown team and tenacious on the forecheck.

3) Philipp Grubauer – Made 27 saves against the top team, and one of the more relentless in the NHL.

“Simmer in 60” Postgame – HOW HUGE IS THIS LOSS?

Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson has covered the NHL in five different decades. He’s authored 4 books on hockey and is a veteran TV and radio play-by-play man and reporter.