Kraken snap 3-game skid with 4-1 win over N.Y. Islanders

Eeli Tolvanen scored his first goal since coming from Nashville and the Kraken ended a three-game winning streak by defeating the Islanders 4-1.

SEATTLE (AP) — Eeli Tolvanen scored his first goal in a Seattle jersey since coming over from Nashville, and the Kraken ended a three-game winning streak Sunday night by beating the New York Islanders 4-1.

Adam Larsson, Oliver Björkstrand and Brandon Tanev also scored for the Kraken. Goalie Martin Jones made 18 saves for the Kraken.

Mathew Barzal scored the 100th goal of his NHL career in his 400th game for New York. Ilya Sorokin saved 31 shots for the islanders.

Tolvanen, who was claimed by Seattle on Dec. 12 on waivers from the Predators, snapped a 1-1 tie at the 3:58 mark of the second period. At the top of the right circle, he took a pass from Vince Dunn and drilled a slapshot into the back left corner past Sorokin.

The goal, Tolvanen’s third of the season, came on a power play. That ended a seven-game drought with Kraken 16-0, with the man-advantage stretching back to December 11 with a 5-2 win in Florida.

Larsson gave Seattle a 1-0 lead at 9:53 of the first period with his fourth of the season by scooping it off the top of the crease after a Ryan Donato pass.

Barzal equalized 1-1 at 17:30 of the first game, reaching in front of the left post to deflect a Casey Cizikas pass to the other side of the net, his ninth of the year.

Björkstrand counted his fifth of the season for a 3-1 lead in Seattle at 1:04 p.m. of the second by ricocheting in a Jamie Oleksiak shot. Tanev added an empty Netzer with 34.3 seconds remaining. It was his seventh goal.

NOTE: Donato’s assist in Larsson’s first-half goal for Seattle has earned him a point in seven of his last eight games. He also has a point in five straight home games, the longest such streak of his career. … Barzal hit his double milestone of 400 NHL games and 100 goals in the same city where he played four seasons of junior hockey (2013-17) with the Seattle Thunderbirds.

NEXT

Islanders: Visit Vancouver on Tuesday evenings.

Kraken: Visit Edmonton Tuesday night.

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