Jaden Schwartz scored twice and the up-and-coming Kraken set a team record for goals on Wednesday night by overcoming Timo Meier’s hat-trick in an 8-5 win over the Sharks.
SEATTLE (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored twice and the up-and-coming Seattle Kraken set a team record for goals on Wednesday night by overcoming Timo Meier’s hat-trick in an 8-5 win over the San Jose Sharks.
In their second NHL season, the Kraken scored goals from seven players to win their third straight season. Martin Jones made 22 saves as Seattle advanced to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.
Andre Burakovsky, Vince Dunn, Ryan Donato, Jamie Oleksiak, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Matty Beniers also scored for the Kraken. Schwartz scored his second goal of the evening late into the empty goal.
Meier’s three goals gave him a team lead of 12. It was his first hat-trick of the season.
Logan Couture and Alexander Barabanov also scored for the Sharks.
It was a back and forth game the whole time. San Jose led 2-1 after the first period. In the second, Seattle scored three goals in under five minutes to take the lead, but the Sharks equalized by 4 points in the third minute before the Kraken pulled away.
Björkstrand gave the Kraken the lead after about three minutes with his second goal of the season. Schwartz scored the Kraken’s sixth goal of the season 59 seconds later to give Seattle a 6-4 lead.
Meier drew the Sharks to one with his third goal of the game before Beniers and Schwartz scored.
The Sharks scored the first goal of the game after just over four minutes when Couture made a nice save up front on a Nick Cicek shot. The teams also traded power play goals in the opening stages.
Dunn, Donato and Oleksiak scored for Seattle in the second half before Meier ended the run when he got behind the Kraken defense and easily scored a breakaway for his second goal of the game.
NOTES: Sharks G James Reimer was inactive for the game. San Jose coach David Quinn said earlier in the week that Reimer had a lower body injury but could return later this week. G Aaron Dell was the backup the day after he was recalled from the AHL. … The Haie activated D Radim Simek from injured reserve and placed F Nico Sturm on injured reserve. … The Kraken activated Oleksiak from injured reserve before the game. Oleksiak had missed four games with a lower body injury.
Sharks: host the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.
Kraken: At the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.
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