Kraken score 3 goals in 3rd period for 1st win over Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Daniel Sprong, Yanni Gourde and Matt Beniers scored within five minutes in the third period and the Seattle Kraken defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Carson Soucy and Morgan Geekie also scored as the Kraken defeated the Flames for the first time. Oliver Bjorkstrand had two assists and Joey Daccord stopped 36 of 40 shots for the win in his first start of the season.

Tyler Toffoli had one goal and one assist for the Flames to reach 400 career points. Nazem Kadri, Nikita Zadorov and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Flames. Elias Lindholm added two assists. Dan Vladar stopped 21 of 26 shots in the loss.

Calgary scored two goals within 17 seconds from 1:34 of the third period to take a 4-2 lead, but Seattle responded with power play, outnumbered and even goals to take the lead.

Beniers scored a goal from Jordan Eberle at 13:26 with an odd-man rush. Gourde slipped the puck off Kadri in the neutral zone to flee outnumbered at 11:26. While Calgary’s Brett Ritchie served a minor, Alex Wennberg at the side of the net fed Sprong with a one-timer at 8:31.

Kadri, who signed as a free agent during the offseason, has ten points (five goals, five assists) in eight games for Calgary as a team leader. … Ritchie’s assist on Lewis’ goal extended his scoring streak to four straight games (two goals, two assists). With three goals and three assists in eight games, Richie surpassed his scores from last season. … Seattle’s Beniers extended his points streak to five games (four goals, one assist). … Kraken head coach Dave Hakstol took a page from Sutter’s book by not naming a captain this season. Kraken’s four substitutes are Jordan Eberle, Yanni Gourde, Adam Larsson and Jaden Schwartz.

Seattle: Thursday at the Minnesota Wild.

Calgary: Host Nashville Predators on Thursday.

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Emma Bowman

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