Troy Terry scored twice and added an assist to extend his point-streak to an NHL-leading 13 games as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the host Seattle Kraken 7-4 on Thursday night.
Mason McTavish, Josh Mahura, Kevin Shattenkirk, Hampus Lindholm and Sam Carrick also scored for the Ducks, who won their sixth game in a row and extended their point streak to eight (6-0-2). Goaltender John Gibson made 21 saves.
Jared McCann scored twice for Seattle after being out since Oct. 28 while in the league’s COVID-19 protocol. Jaden Schwartz and Jordan Eberle also tallied for the expansion Kraken, who have lost five of their past six games. Goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped 27 of 32 shots.
The Ducks never trailed. Leading 5-4, Carrick scored into an empty net at 17:21 of the third period and Terry added an empty-netter at 19:39 for his team-leading 11th goal of the season, which is tied with Washington’s Alex Ovechkin for second in the league, one behind Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl.
McTavish gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at 4:42 of the first period.
It remained that way until Terry scored 3:10 into the second, using Seattle defenseman Mark Giordano as a screen and wiring a wrist shot from the top of the right faceoff circle past Grubauer.
The teams traded four more goals in the period, with Schwartz making it 2-1 at 3:45, Mahura scoring his first of the season at 6:36, McCann netting his fourth of the season at 7:50 and Shattenkirk giving the Ducks a 4-2 lead at 15:46.
The Kraken, opening a six-game homestand, twice pulled within a goal in the third but could never even the score.
Eberle scored his team-leading eighth goal at 3:57 before the Ducks’ Lindholm made it 5-3 at 9:26.
McCann got his second of the game at 10:26 to make it 5-4 before Anaheim tallied twice into the empty net.
Ryan Donato had two assists for the Kraken.
–Field Level Media