SEATTLE (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored two targets 70 seconds aside within the second interval, Sebastian Aho had a aim and two assists, and the Carolina Hurricanes remained unbeaten with a 5-1 win over the Seattle Kraken on Monday evening.
Carolina improved to 3-0 behind a barrage of second-period targets. Carolina scored thrice in lower than three minutes, two of them approaching the ability play after the Hurricanes began the season 0 for five in extra-man alternatives.
“You want your finest gamers to be the most effective gamers if you wish to have any form of success as a gaggle,“ Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour mentioned. ”To this point, these guys have been — three video games in — however they actually have finished their job. We have to hold that going.”
Svechnikov’s two targets helped Carolina create separation after Andre Burakovsky scored on the ability play to drag Seattle to 2-1.
Svechnikov’s first got here at 13:24 of the second when Aho discovered him alone together with the web. Barely a minute later, Martin Necas’ shot from between the circles was tipped by Svechnikov in entrance of the web and trickled previous Seattle goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer.
It was Svechnikov’s first two-goal sport of the season after he had 5 final 12 months on his approach to a career-high 30 targets.
“He’s an awesome participant. You need to discover him as a result of he can put the puck within the web,” Aho mentioned.
Seth Jarvis jammed a short-side aim previous Grubauer within the opening minutes of the primary interval to present Carolina an early benefit after getting back from 1-0 deficits in every of its first two wins. Aho’s energy play aim halfway by way of the second made it 2-0.
“You’re enjoying with hearth if you put these guys on the ability play that always and you already know it got here again to get us on their second aim,” Seattle coach Dave Hakstol mentioned.
Jordan Martinook scored on a rebound at 14:41 of the third interval for his first aim of the season.
Carolina goaltender Frederik Andersen made 22 saves, together with 12 within the third interval as Seattle pushed to get again within the sport.
Burakovsky’s aim was his three hundredth profession level and pulled Seattle inside 2-1 at 13:06 of the second interval. It was his second aim and fifth level in 4 video games together with his new group. However Seattle’s’ scoring possibilities have been restricted for the primary 40 minutes and the Kraken had simply 11 photographs by way of two intervals. Seattle was routed at house for the second straight sport after shedding 5-2 to Vegas on Saturday.
Grubauer made 29 saves, however the mushy early aim allowed to Jarvis left Seattle enjoying from behind kind the outset.
“That places you in a gap straight away and you must play from behind. Now we have been capable of get going and pushed again in, however once more that’s not an effective way to start out a hockey sport,” Hakstol mentioned.
Seattle first-round decide Shane Wright made his house debut after being scratched on Saturday towards Vegas. The Kraken plan to be cautious with Wright’s workload early in his rookie season. Wright was paired on the fourth line with Daniel Spring and Morgan Geekie, however the quantity of particular groups time on the ice restricted Wright to simply 6:50.
“That’s partly the particular groups and partly the circulate of the sport,” Hakstol mentioned.
NOTES: Ondrej Kase missed his second straight sport for Carolina on account of a concussion. … The sport was delayed a number of minutes in the course of the third interval after a piece of the glass needed to be repaired.
Hurricanes: Proceed their season-opening highway journey Thursday evening in Edmonton.
Kraken: Shut out a three-game homestand on Wednesday towards St. Louis.
AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/nhl and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
JOIN THE CONVERSATION