Pavelski scores five points for the Stars against the Kraken
DALLAS – Joe pavelski scored two goals and three assists for the Dallas Stars in a 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday.
Pavelski (37, 185 days) is the first NHL player 37 or older to score five or more points in a game since Teemu Selanne notched three goals and two assists for the Anaheim Ducks against Colorado Avalanche on March 28, 2011 (40 years, 268 days). It was the first five-point game of Pavelski’s NHL career.
“It’s a fun night,” Pavelski said. “The puck goes into the net, we have a lot of chances. Usually when you have a night where you put a few points on the board, it was your teammates who were really good, which was a big part of the case here. evening.”
Roope hintz scored one goal and had two assists, and Jason robertson extended his points streak to eight games with one goal and one assist for the Stars (18-13-2), who won five of six. Jake oettinger made 23 saves.
Jared mccann scored a goal and an assist for the Kraken (10-21-4), who lost seven in a row (0-6-1). Philipp grubauer made 20 stops.
“This [stinks] to lose “, Seattle striker Jarnkrok Street noted. “You play this game to win games. When you win games, you have fun. [ticked] off tonight, but [we] have another chance tomorrow to win a hockey game (at the St. Louis Blues). “
Video: SEA @ DAL: Pavelski puts the free puck on the 1st
Hintz scored 50 seconds into the first period when Robertson’s shot deflected his skate to give the Stars a 1-0 lead.
“It’s important to go there, especially at home, you want to score that first goal,” said Dallas coach Rick Bowness. “Tonight we just walked out of the doors in style and we were able to capitalize on that first chance.”
Jarnkrok tied 1-1 with a shot from the edge of the right face-off circle for a power play goal at 8:25.
Pavelski put the Stars back in front at 11:00 am on a rebound of Miro Heiskanenpoint shot to bring the score to 2-1.
Robertson extended the lead to 3-1 when he scored from the enclave in a 5-to-3 power play at 13:01. He scored five goals and seven assists during his point streak.
“This team is starting out very well in their building,” said Kraken coach Dave Hakstol. “We didn’t match that first. The 3-1 deficit after the first period, as we know, it’s hard to come back from behind in this league.
“Our second and third periods, in terms of effort, were very good. We turned the game around. [We] made a mistake at the end of the second to restore the two-goal lead. I have no problem with our efforts and play in the second and third periods, but we didn’t match them in the first. “
McCann reduced it to 3-2 with his 15th goal of the season at 5:38 of the second period when he landed a cross pass from Jordan eberle and shot the puck over Oettinger’s glove, but Pavelski scored his second of the game at 6:37 pm nine seconds after a power play from Kraken expired on a tap-in from the top of the crease to wear the score at 4-2. It was his 15th goal of the season.
Video: SEA @ DAL: Lindell prepares Pavelski’s second goal
Pavelski scored his fifth point with an assist on Jani Hakanpaagoal in an empty net at 18:18 of the third period for the 5-2 final.
“[Pavelski’s] a great competitor “, the defender of the Stars Esa Lindell noted. “When he was in San Jose, he struggled to play against him every night. He’s so good in net so it’s always a puck battle against him. We are lucky to have him on our team. “
REMARKS: It was the second time this season that Pavelski scored at least four points; he had two goals and two assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Dec. 18. … Robertson extended his scoring streak at home to 11 games (six goals, 11 assists), the longest such streak in the NHL this season. … Defender Jamie Oleksiak played his first game in Dallas since being selected by Seattle in the 2021 NHL expansion draft. He had five hits and blocked four shots in 21:15 of ice time.