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Seattle Kraken fall 4-3 to Detroit Red Wings in first shootout

Dec 1, 2021, 8:15 PM

              Seattle Kraken center Morgan Geekie tries to get a shot on goal against Detroit Red Wings goaltender Thomas Greiss, as Carter Rowney (37) and Kyle Criscuolo defend during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
            
              Detroit Red Wings right wing Lucas Raymond (23) drives toward the goal against Seattle Kraken center Colin Blackwell (43) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
            
              Detroit Red Wings center Kyle Criscuolo (42) is pursued up the ice by Seattle Kraken center Morgan Geekie (67) with right wing Carter Rowney (37) trailing the play during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
            
              Detroit Red Wings goaltender Thomas Greiss (29) stops a shot by Seattle Kraken center Morgan Geekie (67) with defenseman Moritz Seider (53) helping defend the goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
            
              Seattle Kraken defenseman Vince Dunn (29) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings with center Jared McCann (16) and right wing Joonas Donskoi, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
            
              Seattle Kraken center Morgan Geekie (67) takes a shot against Detroit Red Wings goaltender Thomas Greiss (29) with defenseman Moritz Seider (53) helping defend the goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
            
              Detroit Red Wings center Vladislav Namestnikov (92) celebrates his goal with defenseman Moritz Seider (53) and left wing Adam Erne, second from left, as Seattle Kraken center Mason Appleton (22) skates away during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
            
              Detroit Red Wings right wing Lucas Raymond (23) celebrates his goal as Seattle Kraken center Marcus Johansson (90) reacts during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Detroit. The Red Wings defeated the Kraken 4-3 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) — Adam Erne scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Detroit Red Wings won their fourth straight game by beating the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Detroit Red Wings 4, Seattle Kraken 3 (SO): Box score

Detroit won the shootout 2-1, with Dylan Larkin also converting.

Robby Fabbri, Vladislav Namestnikov and Lucas Raymond scored in regulation for the Red Wings.

Ryan Donato had two goals and Vince Dunn scored the other for the Kraken.

Thomas Greiss made 21 saves for Detroit in his 150th career victory. Seattle goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 shots.

The Red Wings took a 3-2 lead at 6:30 of the third period when Raymond, who leads NHL rookies with 10 goals and 22 points, spun around in the slot and fired the puck past Grubauer.

Seattle tied it on Donato’s second goal of the game. He fired a sot from the right circle that eluded Greiss’ stick with 5:44 remaining.

The Kraken played without their top two scorers, left wing Jaden Schwartz and right wing Jordan Eberle. Both were ruled out due to lower-body injuries.

Each team scored twice in the second period.

The Red Wings broke through with Fabbri’s power-play goal at 4:46. The Kraken evened the score at 10:44 on Dunn’s power-play shot from the point past a screened Greiss.

Donato gave Seattle a 2-1 lead with just under four minutes left in the period after Detroit defenseman Jordan Oesterle slipped and lost the puck in his own zone.

Namestnikov scored late in the period to tie it at 2.

SHELVED

Less than an hour before the game, the Red Wings announced forward Tyler Bertuzzi was placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. Bertuzzi, the team’s third-leading scorer with nine goals and nine assists in 20 games, is thought to be the NHL’s only unvaccinated player.

Bertuzzi has missed three other Red Wings games played in Canada this season. He’s not allowed to cross the border due to his unvaccinated status.

GAME NOTES

Seattle placed goalie Chris Driedger and forward Calle Jornkrok on injured reserve. … Detroit D Nick Leddy appeared in his 800th career game. … Raymond was selected the league’s rookie of the month for November. He had five goals and seven assists in 14 games. … Detroit will visit Seattle on March 19.

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