The Kraken won their fifth straight, 5-2 over the Ducks

SEATTLE — Jared McCann scored his fifth goal in his last five games, Daniel Sprong scored for the first time since Jan. 17 and the Seattle Kraken beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

Back home after a four-game road trip, McCann stayed hot as his 31st goal of the season gave Seattle a 2-0 lead in the first period. Sprong’s 16th goal late in the second period extended Seattle’s lead to 3-1 after Anaheim’s Trevor Zegrass scored a spectacular between-the-legs goal in the opening seconds of the period.

Jamie Oleksiak also scored his career-best ninth goal of the season for Seattle, Ili Tolvanen scored on the power play midway through the third period off an assist from McCann and Jayden Schwartz scored an empty net goal with 17 seconds left.

Matty Benniers had two assists to extend his lead as a rookie with the league’s best total. and the Kraken closed in on Vegas by taking first place in the Pacific Division.

This is the fourth time this season that Seattle has won at least five games. Seattle’s longest hitting streak last year was three in the first season, with one.

Seattle goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 20 saves, including a pair of key saves on Max Jones early in the first period, for his fourth straight win. But one shot he couldn’t stop was Zegrasso’s stunning finish, which will be added to his career list.

Zegras slipped behind Seattle’s defense in the opening moments of the second period, got the puck between his legs and flipped it over Grubauer’s shoulder for his 21st goal of the season. Max Camtois scored with 1:27 left, but Anaheim saw its five-game scoring streak snapped.

Goalkeeper “Anaheim” John Gibson made 26 saves.

NOTES

Seattle’s Ryan Donato was scratched when Sprong returned to the lineup after sitting out four of the previous six games. Donato has played 23 straight games and was last scratched on Jan. 10 at Buffalo. … F Brock McGinn made his Ducks debut after being waived by Pittsburgh last week. … Seattle’s Adam Larson had his 21st assist of the season on McCann’s first-period goal. Larson now has a career high of 26 points.

FURTHER

The Kraken host Ottawa on Thursday.

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