CHICAGO — The Seattle Kraken became the first team in NHL history to go on a road trip of at least seven games when they beat the Chicago Blackhawks 8-5 on Saturday at the United Center.
The Krakens (26-12-4) won their eighth straight game, scoring six of their first seven shots in the first period, including five in 3:41, to take a 6-1 lead. They set their all-time scoring record and became the second team to score six goals in the first period this season, joining the Buffalo Sabers (Dec. 7).
“The important thing is the two points,” Seattle coach Dave Hakstol said. “It’s a great achievement for the players. It shows the consistency and work they have put in since the beginning of this journey. For me, it’s more about the players getting the consistency to play together. they moved all the way.”
Video. [email protected] McCann scores three points from the same spot
Jared McCann he scored his first hat trick in the NHL, Matty Benniers and: Oliver Bjorkstrand each had a goal and an assist, and Martin Jones Made 22 saves for his seventh straight win in Seattle.
“It was nice,” McCann said. “To be able to score in a game like this is huge. Obviously we made some history tonight, so that was good. That’s huge. We didn’t have the best year last year, especially away from home. We were looking forward to the season. We added some new faces and made our team much deeper.”
Taylor Radish had one goal and two assists, and Seth Jones had three assists for the Blackhawks (11-26-4), who have won three straight. Petr Mrazek allowed four goals on five shots before being substituted at 12:08 of the first period Alex Stalockwho made 21 saves.
“It’s not complicated, it’s just not good enough,” Chicago Sr Jonathan Toews said: “The effort is not there and the preparations are obviously not there, so it’s not anyone specific. It’s across the board, so it’s nothing special, nothing special, but I think we all recognize that it was far from the level we played at. these last three games.
“We need to show a little bit more experience, a little bit more character in the way we step forward as a team and mature as a team and when we start to get momentum and things start to develop because we work and we jump earn we can’t just have a night off when we just don’t feel like it and mail it like that. We have to be better than that. “
Video. [email protected] Krake scored 6 goals in the 1st period
Daniel Sprong It gave the Kraken a 1-0 lead at 2:50 of the first period. Morgan Geeky Sprong sent in a pass from center ice, and Sprong scored a forehand from the sideline.
Toews tied the game at 1-1 with 4:40 to go with a shot from the left after Jones darted into the lane and passed to Toews, whose shot deflected off the stick of a Kraken defender. Jamie Oleksiak.
Benniers put Seattle up 2-1 at 9:30 with a high-post shot, his sixth goal in seven games.
McCann made it 3-1 at 10:46 when he slid down the right wing and beat Mrazek with a wrist shot.
Andre Burakovsky At 12:08, he made it 4-1 with a backhand pass from Benniers along the goal line in front of the net.
Eli Tolvanen It made it 5-1 at 12:45 p.m., and McCann made it 6-1 at 1:11 p.m. Shooting guard Adam Larson was on the ice for all six goals in the first period and was a plus-7 for the game.
“Honestly, I didn’t feel like I was involved in the first six of them,” Larson said. “What we’re doing there seems to be working. We’ve obviously had a lot of fun lately.”
Video: [email protected] Domi unloads the one-time pointer from the frame for the PPG
Isaac PhillipsPlaying in his 13th NHL game, he scored his first NHL goal at 10:45 of the second period to put Chicago up 6-2.
Max DomiThe score made it 6-3 51 seconds into the third period.
McCann, playing in his 466th NHL game, completed his first NHL hat trick with 1:54 to go for a 7-3 lead before Bjorkstrand made it 8-3 at 2:37.
Reddish scored a power-play goal at 16:50 to put the Blackhawks up 8-4. Patrick Kane At 19:45, the final score was 8-5.
“Yeah, it was just a team thing,” Chicago coach Luke Richardson said. “No one was ready to play today, physically and mentally. You know, I think probably right after the goal they scored to make it 1-1, it just felt like; [we thought], “Oh, we were going to be good,” how we played. And we definitely did not play well. That might have been the worst thing that happened to us, instead of not scoring there and maybe having to come back into the game. I think we just thought it was going to happen tonight.”
NOTES: Seattle scored the 15th fastest five goals in NHL history. The Pittsburgh Penguins scored five goals in 2:07 on November 22, 1972 in a 10-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues. … Jones, who had a shutout in each of his last two games, saw his streak end at 139-19. … Forward Jordan Eberle played his 900th NHL game, 121st with the Kraken… Seattle forward Jaden Schwartz was a late scratch with an undisclosed injury. … Defender of the Kraken Vince Dunn had an assist to extend his point streak to six games (three goals, seven assists). … Oleksiak’s assist was his 100th NHL point. … Kane had a game-high seven shots in 18:23 after missing three games with a lower-body injury … The Blackhawks returned goaltender Jackson Stauber to Rockford of the American Hockey League when they activated Kane from injured reserve.