Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists as the Dallas Stars powered their way to a 5-2 victory against the host Seattle Kraken on Monday night.
Jason Robertson, Joe Pavelski, Wyatt Johnston and Evgenii Dadonov each had a goal and an assist and Miro Heiskanen had three helpers for Dallas, which won its third game in a row and improved to 7-1-1 in its past nine games. Jake Oettinger made 26 saves.
Yanni Gourde and Eeli Tolvanen scored for Seattle, which lost its third straight (0-2-1). Defenseman Vince Dunn added two assists to extend his point streak to a franchise-record 10 games, and Martin Jones stopped 27 of 32 shots.
Dallas went 3-for-4 with the man advantage while holding Seattle scoreless on two attempts.
The Stars took a 2-0 lead in the opening six minutes.
Dadonov scored a fluke goal at 3:13. Johnston flung the puck toward the net from the right corner, and it deflected off defenseman Adam Larsson before going off the end boards and Dadonov’s left thigh at the near post and finding its way into the net.
Benn made it 2-0 on the power play at 5:43, converting on a rebound.
Gourde drew the Kraken within 2-1 at 15:00 of the first. Dunn’s shot from the point went wide of the net, but Gourde collected the puck just below the goal line and flipped a backhander off Pavelski’s shin and into the net.
Pavelski made up for that on the man advantage at 3:03 of the second, tipping Benn’s shot from the left point past Jones.
The Kraken again pulled within a goal as Tolvanen redirected Dunn’s shot from the top of the left faceoff circle at 13:28.
Dallas restored its two-goal advantage just 14 seconds later as Johnston drove down the left wing, cut toward the net and while being hooked to the ice by Seattle’s Daniel Sprong, slid a forehand attempt into the net.
Robertson scored on the power play 40 seconds into the third, with his slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle going off the stick of former teammate Jamie Oleksiak and skipping past Jones.
–Field Level Media
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