SEATTLE KRAKEN

Seattle Kraken win fourth straight by squashing Senators 8-4

Jan 7, 2023, 7:41 PM
OTTAWA, CANADA - JANUARY 7:  Oliver Bjorkstrand #22 of the Seattle Kraken celebrates his first period goal against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on January 7, 2023 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Matt Zambonin/NHLI via Getty Images) 
              Ottawa Senators goaltender Cam Talbot (33) taps goaltender Anton Forsberg (31) as he leaves the ice after letting in three goals in the first period of NHL hockey game action against the Seattle Kraken in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Ottawa Senators left wing Tim Stutzle (18) watches his shot go in the net behind Seattle Kraken goaltender Martin Jones (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Ottawa Senators left wing Tim Stutzle (18) celebrates after his goal with left wing Brady Tkachuk (7) as Seattle Kraken defenseman Adam Larsson (6) skates away during second-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A rebound bounces away from Ottawa Senators goaltender Anton Forsberg (31) as defenseman Travis Hamonic (23) and Seattle Kraken defenseman Vince Dunn (29) play in front of the net during first-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers (10) works to poke the puck away from Ottawa Senators center Shane Pinto (57) to prevent Pinto from getting a shot against Kraken goaltender Martin Jones (30) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Seattle Kraken defenseman Adam Larsson (6) crashes into Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot along the boards, leading to an interference penalty against the Kraken, during second-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jordan Eberle and Andre Burakovsky led the way with a goal and two assists each for the Kraken, who picked up their fourth consecutive win as they defeated the Senators 8-4 on Saturday night.

Kraken 8, Senators 4: Box Score

Seattle got goals from eight different players and 13 had at least one point.

Justin Schultz, Matty Beniers, Vince Dunn and Daniel Sprong had a goal and an assist each.

Jared McCann and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored for Seattle.

Martin Jones made 19 saves for his 18th win of the NHL season.

The Senators (18-18-3) got three goals from Tim Stutzle and another from Brady Tkachuk.

Anton Forsberg started in goal for the Senators but was pulled in favor of Cam Talbot 15 minutes into the game after allowing three goals on five shots. Talbot turned aside 14 of 19 shots.

The Kraken led 5-3 to start the third but quickly made that a 7-3 lead on goals by Dunn and Eberle in the opening five minutes. Stutzle completed his hat trick at 5:20 of the period to pull the Senators to within three goals, but Burakovsky scored midway through the period for an 8-4 lead.

The Kraken opened the scoring at 9:19 of the opening period when Bjorkstrand beat Forsberg over the stick-side shoulder. Just 62 seconds later, the Senators tied the game as Tkachuk split the defense and fired a shot over the glove of Jones.

NOTES

Saturday’s game was the first of the season between the Senators and Kraken. They will meet again at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on March 9. … The lone scratches in the game Saturday were Kraken defenseman Cale Fleury and forward Ryan Donato. … Stutzle extended his point streak to seven games.

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