Burakovsky’s OT goal gives Kraken wild 9-8 win over Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and the Seattle Kraken defeated the Los Angeles Kings 9-8 in Tuesday night’s highest-scoring NHL game of the season.

Burakovsky hit a power play after 2:08 of the extra session, giving Seattle its first six-game winning streak in franchise history.

Matty Beniers and Jared McCann each scored twice in the Kraken’s highest-scoring game of two years. Alex Wennberg, Daniel Sprong and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored and Martin Jones made 27 saves.

Gabe Vilardi had two goals for the Kings but Cal Petersen allowed four goals on 16 shots after replacing Jonathan Quick early in the second half. Anze Kopitar, Viktor Arvidsson, Carl Grundstrom, Adrian Kempe, Sean Durzi and Mikey Anderson also scored for Los Angeles.

Durzi reduced to 8-7 with 8:16 in the third period and Anderson equalized with 6:21 to go.

With each team involved in a 13-goal game that season, they were able to continue scoring to surpass that total by the end of the second period.

Quick was drawn after McCann scored his second goal for a 5-4 lead at 4:56, his fifth clean sheet in 14 shots before Kempe leveled less than two minutes later.

But the decision to switch goalkeepers proved costly as Petersen was at fault for the goal that put the Kraken back in front.

Petersen blocked Sprong’s shot but didn’t realize the puck went high in the air before landing in his crease, landing on his skate and hitting the net at 7:27.

Björkstrand then took down Petersen with a wrist shot from high position under the bar to make it 7-5 midway through the middle section.

Vilardi scored his second goal with 4:19 left, but Burakovsky struck back with 22 seconds left to restore a two-goal lead at 8:6.

The first half was practically a game in itself, resulting in a 3-3 draw after 20 minutes, with Kopitar scoring two power-play goals per team on their four combined opportunities after 16 seconds and Kraken defender Justin Schultz providing the second assist all three goals for his club to set a franchise record for most assists in a period.

Kings F Kevin Fiala had four assists and D Drew Doughty had three. … Kraken F Jordan Eberle had three assists.

Kraken: Host of the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

Kings: Hosts the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

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Emma Bowman

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