Heiskanan, Robertson lead Dallas Stars past Seattle Kraken 3-1

Apr 13, 2024, 3:16 PM | Updated: 3:17 pm

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Shane Wright of the Seattle Kraken during a 2024 game. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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DALLAS (AP) — Defenseman Miro Heiskanen had a goal and two assists, and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist as the Dallas Stars beat the Seattle Kraken 3-1 on Saturday to clinch the Central Division title for the first time in eight years.

Dallas Stars 3, Seattle Kraken 1: Box Score

Heiskanen scored Dallas’ final goal on a wrap-around with 7:37 left to play for his fourth game of at least three points this season.

The Stars’ other goals came late in periods. Smith with 2.5 seconds left in the first period and Robertson with 35.9 left in the second, coming on a 5-on-3 power play.

Three Seattle shots struck either the crossbar or a post.

Jake Oettinger stopped 26 shots. Kailer Yamamoto spoiled Oettinger’s bid to shut out Seattle for the second time in two weeks late in the third period. Philipp Grubauer made 28 saves for the Kraken, who began a season-ending four-game road trip.

Twenty-two seconds after Seattle’s Ryker Evans was called for hooking late in the second period, Brandon Tanev – younger brother of Dallas’ Chris Tanev – was penalized for goaltender interference. Robertson’s goal, following his first-period assist, gives him a team-high 80 points.

Oettinger lost his stick in the closing seconds of the Kraken’s second unsuccessful power play early in the second period, then made a glove save on Evans’ shot from just inside the blue line.

The Stars were awarded a penalty shot midway through the second period after a scrum in Seattle’s crease. Kraken defenseman Will Borgen pushed the puck away from the goal line with his left glove, the puck went under the chest of fellow defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, and Oleksiak was ruled to have covered the puck in the crease. Sam Steel shot low, and Grubauer closed his pads on it for the save.


Kraken: Complete a road back-to-back at St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.

Stars: Finish the regular season on Wednesday at home, also against the Blues.

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