Duchene sets up Harley’s OT goal to give Stars 4-3 win Over Kraken
DALLAS (AP) — Matt Duchene scored twice and assisted on Thomas Harley’s goal 2:16 into overtime that gave the Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Monday night.
Jason Robertson also scored for the Stars, who improved to 3-0-1 in their past four games.
“We knew we deserved it and whether we were going to get it or not, who knows?” Duchene said. “It’s a coin flip when you get to OT, but fortunately we were able to get it done.”
The Kraken sent the game to overtime on Eeli Tolvanen’s 6-on-5 goal with 21.8 seconds left in regulation.
Scott Wedgewood (7-1-2) won the matchup of backup goalies, with the teams’ No. 1 netminders injured. Wedgewood made 35 saves and shook off an early scare about three minutes in, when he dropped to the ice after taking a slap shot near his left collarbone where there was no padding.
“It stung like hell,” Wedgewood said. “It’s one of those ones where your Adam’s Apple’s in the back of your throat, you want to make sure you can breathe.”
Tomas Tatar and Matty Beniers each had a goal and an assist for the Kraken, who have lost 10 of their last 12 games (2-6-4). Joey Daccord (5-5-8) stopped 24 shots in his fourth straight start.
It was the first meeting between the teams since Dallas’ seven-game victory in the second round of last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.
“Really proud of the point that we earned. Again, disappointed we weren’t able to get the second point in overtime,” said Kraken coach Dave Hakstol, whose team came in off a shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Duchene scored 1:14 in, tapping in the puck on a 2-on-1 with Tyler Seguin. Duchene’s second goal, his 10th of the season, came 53 seconds into a delayed penalty against the Kraken at 6:20 of the second period for a 3-1 lead.
Dallas took a 2-0 lead midway through the first with its second score on the rush. Robertson scored his 10th, fed by Joe Pavelski after the play began at center ice with Roope Hintz making the initial pass from his knees.
Tatar, acquired from Colorado last Friday, scored on a rebound 32 seconds into the second period after Wedgewood’s save on Beniers to pull the Kraken to 2-1.
Beniers’ goal at 13:48 of the second was his fifth after he scored 24 last season as the runaway winner of the Calder Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year.
Wedgewood made consecutive starts for the first time this season with Jake Oettinger week-to-week with a lower-body injury sustained last Friday.
Philipp Grubauer, the Kraken’s primary goalie, was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury that occurred during Saturday’s game.
Seattle forwards Jared McCann, the team leader with 14 goals, and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare didn’t play in the third period because of lower-body injuries.
Kraken defenseman Adam Larsson played his 800th career NHL game.
Kraken: At the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday in the second stop on a four-game trip.
Stars: Host the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.