Seattle Kraken outscore Los Angeles Kings in wild 9-8 OT win

LOS ANGELES – Andre Burakovsky had two goals, including the winner in overtime, as the Seattle Kraken defeated the Los Angeles Kings 9-8 on Tuesday-evening in the highest-scoring NHL game of the season.

Burakovsky scored on the power play at 2:08 of the extra session to give Seattle its first six-game winning streak in franchise history.

It was the sixth game in the expansion era (since 1967-68) with at least 17 goals and only one goal scored, and only the second since 1984-85. The other was when the Jets won 9-8 at the Flyers on October 27, 2011.

Matty Beniers and Jared McCann each had two goals in the highest-scoring game of the Kraken’s two-year history. Alex Wennberg, Daniel Sprong and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored and Martin Jones made 27 saves.

Gabe Vilardi had two goals for the Kings, but Cal Petersen allowed four goals on 16 shots after replacing Jonathan Quick early in the second period. Anze Kopitar, Viktor Arvidsson, Carl Grundstrom, Adrian Kempe, Sean Durzi and Mikey Anderson also scored for Los Angeles.

Durzi cut it to 8-7 with 8:16 left in the third period, and Anderson tied it with 6:21 left.

With each team involved in a 13-goal game this season, they held onto their high scores to surpass that total by the end of the second period.

Quick was withdrawn after McCann got his second goal for a 5–4 lead at 4:56, his fifth on 14 shots, before Kempe equalized less than two minutes later.

But the decision to switch goaltenders proved costly as Petersen was to blame for the score that put the Kraken back on top.

Petersen made a blocker save on Sprong’s shot, but failed to realize that the puck went high into the air before landing in its crease, landing on his skate and tumbling into the net at 7:27.

Bjorkstrand then beat Petersen with a wrist shot from the high slot under the crossbar to make it 7–5 midway through the middle period.

Vilardi grabbed his second goal with 4:19 left, but Burakovsky hit back with 22 seconds left to restore a two-goal lead at 8–6.

The first period was practically a game in itself, yielding a 3-3 tie after 20 minutes with Kopitar scoring 16 seconds, two power play goals per team on their four combined chances and Kraken defenseman Justin Schultz providing the secondary assist in his own right. took. all three of his club’s goals to set a franchise record for most assists in a period.

ESPN Stats & Information and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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