SEATTLE — Jayden Schwartz scored twice and the Seattle Kraken set a team record for goals on Wednesday night with Tim Meyer’s hat trick in an 8-5 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Playing in their second NHL season, the Kraken had goals from seven players and won their third straight game. Martin Jones made 22 saves as Seattle moved to 8-1-1 in its last 10 games.
Also scoring for the Kraken were Andre Burakowski, Vince Dunn, Ryan Donato, Jamie Oleksiak, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Matty Benniers. Schwartz scored his second goal late into an empty net.
Meyer’s three goals gave him a team-leading 12. It was his first hat trick of the season.
Logan Couture and Alexander Barabanov also scored for the Sharks.
It was a back and forth game throughout. San Jose led 2-1 after the first period. In the second, Seattle scored three times in less than five minutes to take the lead, but the Sharks tied it at 4 a minute into the third before the Kraken pulled away.
Bjorkstrand, a former Portland Winterhawk player, put the Kraken ahead for good with his second goal of the season about three minutes into the third. Schwartz scored the Kraken’s record sixth goal of the season 59 seconds later to give Seattle a 6-4 lead.
Meyer pulled the Sharks within one with his third goal of the game before Benniers and Schwartz scored.
The Sharks scored the game’s first goal just over four minutes later when Couture made a nice shot in front off a shot from Nick Cicek, also a former Portland Winterhawk player. The teams also traded goals on the power play in the opening period.
Dunn, Donato and Oleksiak scored in the second period for Seattle before Meyer ended the run when he got behind the Kraken defense and easily closed out the breakaway for his second goal of the game.
Sharks G James Reimer was inactive for the duration of the game. San Jose coach David Quinn said earlier this week that Reimer had a lower-body injury but could return later this week. G Aaron Dell was the backup a day after being recalled from the AHL. … The Sharks activated D Radim Simek from injured reserve and placed F Nick Sturm on injured reserve. … The Kraken activated Oleksiak from injured reserve before the game. Aleksiak missed four games with a lower-body injury.
The Kraken take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.
KRAKEN 8, SHARKS 5
First period—1, San Jose, Couture 11 (Nieta, Cicek), 4:11. 2, Seattle, Burakovsky 5 (Dunn, McCann), 9:44 (pp). 3, San Jose, Meyer 10 (Couture, Carlson), 18:53 (c). Penalty — Seattle bench, committed by Donato (too many people on ice), 6:40; San Jose bench, drops Drums (“Too many people on the ice”), 8:35; Benning, SJ (Delay of game), 9:35; Tanev, MORA (Charnovaya), 17:07; Kunin, SJ (Troubleshooting), 17:07; Larson, MORA (hooking), 17:34.
Second period—4, Seattle, Dunn 3 (Bennyers), 5:52. 5, Seattle, Donato 2 (Sprong, Gickey), 7:02. 6, Seattle, Alexiak 4 (Burakovsky, Schultz), 10:11. 7, San Jose, Meier 11 (Hertl), 13:39. Penalties—Nieta, SJ (Hawk), 1:59.
Third period—8, San Jose, Barabanov 2 (Ulasic, Benning), 1:00. 9, Seattle, Bjorkstrand 2 (Gurd, Tanev), 2:48. 10, Seattle, Schwartz 6 (Burakowski, Benyers), 3:47. 11, San Jose, Meyer 12 (Labank, Hertl), 8:58. 12, Seattle, Benyers 6 (McCann, Soucy), 15:16. 13, Seattle, Schwartz 7, 19:25 (en). There is no penalty.
Shots on goal — San Jose 8-6-13—27. Seattle 10-11-6—27.
Complete game opportunities — San Jose 1 of 2; Seattle 1 of 3.
Goalies—San Jose, Kahkonen 2-5-1 (26 shots-19 saves). Seattle, Jones 10-4-2 (26-21).
A—17,151 (17,100). T—2:25.
Judges — Ghislaine Hebert, Michael Markavich. Line Judges — Justin Johnson, Trent Knorr.