Kraken score seven goals vs Stars in Game 3, lead series 2-1

Seattle Kraken, Dallas Stars. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Seattle Kraken, Dallas Stars. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Stars and Seattle Kraken played Game 3 of their second-round series on Sunday night, and the Kraken had a huge game.

Period number one was scoreless with only a handful of shots. Both teams seemed to be feeling out one another while establishing a defense-first strategy. That only held up for one team.

Had you tuned in after the second period, you probably would not have believed that period one was scoreless. That’s because the Kraken exploded for five goals in the second frame. Seattle is the first team to score five goals in one period in these playoffs.

Seattle scored the first four games of the game and racked them all up in a span of just over six minutes. Dallas got one goal back, but the Kraken struck right back to take a 5-1 lead into the intermission.

The Kraken have a 2-1 series lead over the Stars.

Period three was really just a formality in Game 3, as the outcome was already decided. The Kraken added a short-handed goal and then a power play goal, ultimately winning the game by the score of 7-2.

It’s worth noting that Jake Oettinger did not play in the third period, which makes sense given both his performance and the state of the game. He has been known for playing well in games following a loss, so all eyes will be on him in Game 4.

As for the Kraken netminder, Philipp Grubauer, this was a great get-right game after his first two games of the series did not live up to his first-round performance. He faced 26 shots in the game and turned away 24 of them.

Seattle skaters were all over the ice and the scoresheet in Game 3. They once again took away the Stars’ space and forced 18 takeaways. As for the scoring, the Kraken had seven different goal scorers in this game.

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While Game 3 was a blowout, this series is far from over. A Game 4 win for the Stars will make this series a best-of-three. If the Kraken can score back-to-back wins, they’ll have a stranglehold on this series.