Canadiens score 2 goals in 7-second span, beat Kraken 4-2

SEATTLE (AP) — Cole Caufield and Josh Anderson scored within seven seconds of each other in the second half, and the Montreal Canadiens slipped Tuesday night in a 4-2 win over Seattle Kraken after two games.

Canadian rookie Johnathan Kovacevic and Seattle rookie Shane Wright both scored their first NHL goals in the game.

After Kovacevic put Montreal on the table with a goal at 12:56 in the first period, Wright equalized at 15:30.

It was Wright’s first game back in five games with the Coachella Valley Firebirds of the AHL. Wright’s goal came against a Montreal squad that passed him with the 2022 NHL draft No. 1 pick. Oliver Björkstrand and Yanni Gourde set up the goal.

Caufield and Anderson replied in the second, scoring 2:05 and 2:12 to give Montreal a 3-1 lead. Nick Suzuki assisted on Caulfield’s goal and Christian Dvorak and Juraj Slafkovsky collected assists on Anderson’s goal.

The Canadiens extended their lead at 6:40 p.m. in the second when Rem Pitlick scored to make it 4-1, with assists from Joel Edmundson and Jake Evans.

Seattle responded with a second to go when Jared McCann scored with an assist from Andre Burakovsky, pulling the Kraken into the third within two goals.

Seattle goaltender Martin Jones finished the game with 12 saves. Montreal’s Jake Allen had 31 saves.

The Kraken’s back-to-back losses come after their franchise-record seven-game winning streak, which ended in a 5-1 loss at home to Florida on Saturday. Seattle finished their three-game home streak with a 1-2 record, while Montreal finished 2-2 in their last four-game trip.

NOTES: Seattle forward Morgan Geekie returned to the ice Tuesday after missing each of the last three games with an upper-body injury. … Caufield and Anderson’s two goals in the second half marked the fastest two goals on the road in franchise history.

Seattle: On Friday in Washington.

Montreal: hosts the LA Kings on Saturday. Canadiens score 2 goals in 7-second span, beat Kraken 4-2

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