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
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.
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.