Seattle Kraken foe, Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars Capitalize, Beat Kraken 4-3 in Overtime

OT – Dallas Stars 4, Seattle Kraken 3.

Forward Jordan Eberle, a game-time decision, participated for the Kraken. While the game was still scoreless, he had Seattle’s best scoring chance early in the second period. Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger made a nice right pad save.

Despite the 15-11 shot totals in the 1st period, in favor of Seattle, it felt like a disciplined stretch for both clubs in terms of the backcheck and keeping opportunities to the outside.

The match marked the 500th career NHL game for “The Big Rig”, Seattle defenseman Jamie Oleksiak.

Philipp Grubauer picked up his 5th straight start for the Kraken.

Kraken Goal Scorers

2nd Period

1-1 Tied – Even Strength – Matty Beniers (20) from Vince Dunn and Jared McCann, 7:41

Beauty tip-in by Beniers of a Dunn point shot.

3rd Period

2-2 Tied – Even Strength – Ryan Donato (13) from Daniel Sprong and Carson Soucy, 10:03

A solid forecheck led to a scramble in front, multiple rebounds, and Donato tucking one home.

3-2 Kraken – Power Play – Oliver Bjorkstrand (14) from Alexander Wennberg and Vince Dunn, 16:35

After working the perimeter, the Kraken PP finally broke down the Stars PK and found Bjorkstran alone in the slot.

The assist was Wennberg’s 300th career NHL point.

Veteran Joe Pavelski tied the game with 70-seconds remaining with the extra Dallas attacker on the ice. A mad scramble, with Grubauer losing his goalie stick, eventually resulted in Pavelski burying a one-timer from down low on the left wing side.


Miro Heiskanen plucked a puck out of midair on a cross-crease pass and went top shelf with a one-timer to win it with 1:34 remaining. It was the Stars first shot of the overtime after the Kraken kept possession for the first three minutes of the extra session.

Seattle outshot Dallas for the game 31-25. Power plays: Dallas 0-for-1, Seattle 1-for-4.

The two teams meet again back at Climate Pledge Arena on Monday night.

“Simmer in 60” Postgame.

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.