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Kraken set club record for goals in 8-5 win over Sharks

Schwartz scores two goals as Seattle gets goals from 7 players

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Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers (10) sends the puck past San Jose Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (36) for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken won 8-5.
Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers (10) sends the puck past San Jose Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (36) for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken won 8-5. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) Photo Gallery

SEATTLE — Jaden Schwartz scored twice and the surging Seattle Kraken set a team record for goals Wednesday night, overcoming Timo Meier’s hat trick in an 8-5 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Playing their second NHL season, the Kraken got goals from seven players to win their third straight. Martin Jones made 22 saves as Seattle moved to 8-1-1 in its last 10 games.

Andre Burakovsky, Vince Dunn, Ryan Donato, Jamie Oleksiak, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Matty Beniers also scored for the Kraken. Schwartz put his second goal of the night into an empty net late.

Meier’s three goals gave him a team-leading 12. It was his first hat trick of the season.

Logan Couture and Alexander Barabanov also scored for the Sharks.

It was a back-and-forth game throughout. San Jose led 2-1 after the first period. In the second, Seattle scored three times in less than five minutes to pull ahead, but the Sharks tied it 4-all a minute into the third before the Kraken pulled away.

Bjorkstrand, a former Portland Winterhawk, gave the Kraken the lead for good about three minutes into the third with his second goal of the season. Schwartz scored the Kraken’s season-high sixth goal 59 seconds later to give Seattle a 6-4 lead.

Meier pulled the Sharks within one with his third goal of the game before Beniers and Schwartz capped the scoring.

The Sharks got the game’s first goal just more than four minutes in when Couture made a nice deflection in front on a shot from Nick Cicek, also a former Portland Winterhawk. The teams also traded power-play goals in the opening period.

Dunn, Donato and Oleksiak scored in the second-period flurry for Seattle before Meier ended the run when he got behind the Kraken defense and easily finished a breakaway for his second goal of the game.

NOTES

Sharks G James Reimer was inactive for the game. San Jose coach David Quinn said earlier in the week that Reimer had a lower-body injury, but could return later this week. G Aaron Dell was the backup one day after being recalled from the AHL. … The Sharks activated D Radim Simek from injured reserve and placed F Nico Sturm on injured reserve. … The Kraken activated Oleksiak from injured reserve before the game. Oleksiak had missed four games with a lower-body injury.

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KRAKEN 8, SHARKS 5

San Jose 2 1 2 5
Seattle 1 3 4 8

First Period—1, San Jose, Couture 11 (Nieto, Cicek), 4:11. 2, Seattle, Burakovsky 5 (Dunn, McCann), 9:44 (pp). 3, San Jose, Meier 10 (Couture, Karlsson), 18:53 (pp). Penalties—Seattle bench, served by Donato (Too Many Men on the Ice), 6:40; San Jose bench, served by Barabanov (Too Many Men on the Ice), 8:35; Benning, SJ (Delay of Game), 9:35; Tanev, SEA (Roughing), 17:07; Kunin, SJ (Roughing), 17:07; Larsson, SEA (Hooking), 17:34.

Second Period—4, Seattle, Dunn 3 (Beniers), 5:52. 5, Seattle, Donato 2 (Sprong, Geekie), 7:02. 6, Seattle, Oleksiak 4 (Burakovsky, Schultz), 10:11. 7, San Jose, Meier 11 (Hertl), 13:39. Penalties—Nieto, SJ (Hooking), 1:59.

Third Period—8, San Jose, Barabanov 2 (Vlasic, Benning), 1:00. 9, Seattle, Bjorkstrand 2 (Gourde, Tanev), 2:48. 10, Seattle, Schwartz 6 (Burakovsky, Beniers), 3:47. 11, San Jose, Meier 12 (Labanc, Hertl), 8:58. 12, Seattle, Beniers 6 (McCann, Soucy), 15:16. 13, Seattle, Schwartz 7, 19:25 (en). Penalties—None.

Shots on Goal—San Jose 8-6-13—27. Seattle 10-11-6—27.

Power-play opportunities—San Jose 1 of 2; Seattle 1 of 3.

Goalies—San Jose, Kahkonen 2-5-1 (26 shots-19 saves). Seattle, Jones 10-4-2 (26-21).

A—17,151 (17,100). T—2:25.

Referees—Ghislain Hebert, Michael Markovic. Linesmen—Justin Johnson, Trent Knorr.

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