Dunn scores in overtime, Kraken beats Sharks 2-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Vince Dunn scored 1:58 in overtime and the Seattle Kraken defeated the San Jose Sharks 2-1 Thursday night.

Oliver Bjorkstrand had a goal and an assist for the Kraken and equalized with his 15th of the season from a breakaway at 7:03 of the third period.

Philipp Grubauer stopped 31 shots and Dunn extended his scoring streak to 11 games – particularly impressive for a defender.

“He had a will tonight,” Kraken coach Dave Hakstol said of Dunn. “You can see his self-confidence on the puck offensively. Sometimes he controlled part of the game and maybe it was fitting that he was the guy who made the game a winner.

Sharks forward William Eklund scored his second career goal in the last two games with a penalty. James Reimer was great at the net, finishing with 30 saves.

“It was a good hockey game. A tough game. There wasn’t much space out there. I really liked our work. I thought we did a lot of good things but couldn’t take some of our chances,” said San Jose coach David Quinn. “I thought we defended much better today. I liked a lot about our game and it’s unfortunate.”

PHOTOS: Dunn scores in overtime as Kraken beats Sharks 2-1

Dunn punched Reimer through the legs to win it.

“Just luck I guess. Just get it on the web and try not to flip it. If you miss a shot next to it, it can spin the other way, and it’s an odd rush in the opposite direction,” Dunn said. “So for me, just give me a chance. I think it was lucky for me. I just caught her changing a bit. I think just reading the pre-scout and all (helped).

Eklund’s goal early in the third was the first penalty converted by a Sharks player since Logan Couture scored against the Minnesota Wild on March 11, 2019.

“It was nice to score,” said Eklund. “I was just trying to find my place there.”

Less than six minutes later, Yanni Gourde found Bjorkstrand racing through the middle of the ice and he beat Reimer for his catcher’s mitt.


Kraken: hosts the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Sharks: Host the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Source : www.washingtontimes.com

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