Kraken end Kochetkov’s scoreless streak but fall 3-2 to Hurricanes

Dec 15, 2022, 7:12 PM

Kraken Hurricanes...

Kraken goalie Philipp Grubauer stops a shot by Carolina's Jesper Fast on Dec. 15, 2022. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina goalie Pyotr Kochetkov had his scoreless streak end and the Hurricanes held on after building an early lead to beat the Seattle Kraken 3-2 on Thursday night.

Hurricanes 3, Kraken 2: Stats

Andrei Svechnikov and Derek Stepan scored in the first period and Stefan Noesen added a second-period goal on his first career penalty shot.

Kochetkov, who went more than 151 minutes without allowing a goal, made 15 saves for his sixth win in the team’s last seven games. Carolina has a nine-game points streak.

Ryan Donato and Daniel Sprong scored for Seattle and Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves. The Kraken finished a four-game trip 1-3-0.

Svechnikov scored unassisted 10:10 into the game after a terrible Seattle turnover. Stepan’s first goal of the season came with 2:08 left in the opening period.

Noeseny gave the Hurricanes a goal on a penalty shot for the first time since March 2017.

The second period also featured Kochetkov’s save on Sprong’s breakaway before Donato’s goal on a redirection at 11:26. That ended Kochetkov’s scoreless stretch at 151 minutes, 26 seconds. Still, he broke the franchise’s rookie goalie record for longest scoreless streak.

Sprong made it a one-goal margin with 10:46 remaining.


Stepan, a 13-year NHL veteran, now has scored against all 32 active NHL teams. … Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho missed his third game in a row with a lower-body injury, but forward Jesper Fast was back following a two-game injury-related absence. … Seattle’s Yanni Gourde had an assist on his 31st birthday. He also had an assist seven years earlier on the only other occasion of playing an NHL game on his birthday.


Kraken: Host Winnipeg on Sunday.

Hurricanes: Host Dallas on Saturday.

Kraken Breakdown: Are issues fixed in time for tough stretch?

Seattle Kraken

Seattle Kraken trade target...

Zac Hereth

Kraken reportedly interested in former first-round pick

The Seattle Kraken were recently linked to Carolina Hurricanes centerman Martin Necas as a trade target during an NHL Tonight segment.

12 days ago

New Seattle Kraken coach Dan Bylsma...

Zac Hereth

Morosi: Why Dan Bylsma is ‘best possible’ coach for Kraken

NHL insider Jon Morosi explains why he believes new head coach Dan Bylsma was the right hire for the Seattle Kraken.

18 days ago

Seattle Kraken GM Ron Francis...

Mike Salk

Salk: Who Seattle Kraken can target in crucial offseason

Seattle Sports co-host Mike Salk analyzes the Seattle Kraken and two offseason additions the team could make to improve.

21 days ago

Seattle Kraken Philipp Grubauer...

Brent Stecker

Potential Sonics return may have played role in Kraken coach change

The Seattle Kraken may have shown more urgency in letting Dave Hakstol go because the NBA could be close to bringing the Sonics back to town.

21 days ago

Seattle Kraken coach Dan Bylsma...

Brent Stecker

NHL insider: Why Dan Bylsma was chosen as Kraken coach

Longtime NHL insider Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet in Canada shared a few things that led the Seattle Kraken coach job landing with Dan Bylsma.

22 days ago

Seattle Kraken coach search Dan Bylsma...

The Associated Press

Dan Bylsma rediscovers the joy in coaching, lands Kraken job

“I think I needed to discover the joy of coaching again and changing a little bit in establishing relationships with the players,” new Seattle Kraken coach Dan Bylsma said.

22 days ago

Kraken end Kochetkov’s scoreless streak but fall 3-2 to Hurricanes