SEATTLE (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored twice, Eeli Tolvanen had a purpose and two assists, and the Seattle Kraken beat the Dallas Stars 6-3 on Saturday night time to power a deciding Sport 7 of their Western Convention semifinal sequence.
Tolvanen’s purpose within the opening minutes of the second interval gave Seattle a 3-1 lead. Rookie Tye Kartye scored his third of the playoffs beating Jake Oettinger with a wrist shot lower than three minutes later, and the Kraken withstood a number of pushes by the Stars to ship the sequence again to Texas.
Matty Beniers and Yanni Gourde every added a purpose and an help for Seattle, which is headed to the second Sport 7 within the its quick playoff historical past after ousting defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado with a 2-1 win within the deciding recreation of the opening spherical. The Kraken are the sixth workforce in league historical past to go to a Sport 7 in every of the franchise’s first two playoff sequence.
Philipp Grubauer stopped 20 photographs for the win.
Mason Marchment, Joe Pavelski and Joel Kiviranta scored for Dallas. Oettinger gave up 4 objectives on 18 photographs earlier than he was pulled 4 1/2 minutes into the second interval. Scott Wedgewood got here on and stopped 9 of the ten photographs he confronted.
Sport 7 can be Monday night time in Dallas.
The Stars final performed a Sport 7 within the second spherical of the 2020 playoffs within the NHL bubble in Edmonton when Dallas beat Colorado 5-4 in extra time. This can be first Sport 7 in Dallas because the second spherical in 2016, when Stars misplaced 6-1 to St. Louis after giving up three first interval objectives.
Pavelski scored his 72nd profession playoff purpose and his eighth of the sequence when he redirected Miro Heiskanen’s shot type the purpose throughout an influence play within the second interval. Pavelski is tied with Alex Ovechkin for probably the most playoff objectives amongst lively gamers.
And he may have had extra. Pavelski almost added a second purpose within the opening seconds of the third interval, however his shot hit the submit and Heiskanen’s rebound try slid large of the purpose mouth. Moments later, Jason Robertson’s shot from the slot hit the identical submit and ricocheted away from hazard.
Seattle appeared to place a wrap on the win when Beniers completed a 2-on-1 off a go from Eberle along with his third playoff purpose at 8:43 of the third interval following a key penalty kill by the Kraken. However 16 seconds later Kiviranta tipped Thomas Harley’s shot from the purpose previous Grubauer to tug the Stars again to 5-3.
It created a unnerving closing jiffy for Seattle till Eberle’s empty-netter with 58 seconds left.
Grubauer was glorious in purpose for Seattle, particularly within the second interval when Dallas made a push. He had 11 saves within the interval.
Oettinger was pulled after giving up Kartye’s purpose and his 24 minutes, 23 seconds time on ice was the shortest begin of his profession.
Gourde gave Seattle the beginning it wanted, following up his preliminary shot and beating Oettinger at 8:59 of the primary interval. Marchment scored 31 seconds later to tug the Stars even, however Eberle’s power-play purpose at 16:46 of the interval restored Seattle’s benefit.
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