Kraken, Joey Daccord

Kraken Snap Skid; Handle Blackhawks With 6-2 Win

The Kraken snapped their four game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

1st Period

The starting netminders: Arvid Soderblom for Chicago vs. Joey Daccord for Seattle.

After a brief feeling out period, with shots three-a-side, Jared McCann opened the scoring from the left wing circle with his 19th goal of the season. The one-timer came at the 4:34 mark.

Less than three minutes later, Andre Burakovsky fired a wrister from almost the same spot that deflected in off Jaden Schwartz’s ankle to give the Kraken a 2-0 lead. Schwartz reached the ten goal mark for the season.

At 9:53 the Blackhawks picked up the first power play of the game. In its waning moments, Daccord robbed Chicago’s Jason Dickinson with a remarkable sprawling save. The Kraken killed the penalty.

Late in the period Chicago defenseman Seth Jones fired a snapshot from the point that Joey Anderson deflected home.

The goal came at 17:20. The Blackhawks kept the pressure up in the final minutes and ended up out-shooting the Kraken 15-9.

2-1 Seattle

2nd Period

It took just 15-seconds for the Kraken to extend their lead and it came via Blackhawks defenseman Jones. His pass attempt went into his own net off his partner Alex Vlasic’s skate in front. Alex Wennberg, the last Seattle skater to touch the puck, was credited with his 8th goal of the season.

Daccord and his glove were at it again at the other end just 90-seconds into the period, robbing Philipp Kurashev, who fired a hard shot from the slot.

The teams alternated power play opportunities as the period moved along, with the Kraken getting two of them to Chicago’s one. Neither club clicked.

Seattle added to their lead at even strength. In the right wing circle, Brandon Tanev one-timed a cross-ice pass from D-man Brian Dumoulin to make it 4-1.

3rd Period

The Blackhawks jumped back within reach when Seattle forward Andre Burakovsky went off for holding just 29-seconds into the period and Chicago capitalized on the power play. Nick Foligno’s 9th goal of the season came on a tip-in just ten seconds later.

The Kraken answered and made it a 5-2 game when Tomas Tatar scored on a breakaway at 4:28. He ripped a wrister stick side on Soderblom.

Seattle played out the string while adding a goal. Tatar tallied his 2nd of the game and 6th goal of the season off a rebound from the left wing circle.

The Seattle scoring was balanced. Twelve different Kraken tallied points. Jordan Eberle had two assists.

Shots-on-goal finished 36-29 in favor of the Blackhawks. Power plays: Chicago 1-for-3, Seattle 0-for-3

Kraken 3 Stars:

1) Joey Daccord – Made 34 saves, a handful of big ones throughout the first period and a half.

2) Tomas Tatar – Added to this list late with two third period goals.

3) Justin Schultz – Two assists and a plus-2.

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Rob Simpson

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