Kraken win fourth straight by squashing Senators 8-4

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jordan Eberle and Andre Burakovsky led the way with a goal and two assists each for the Kraken, who picked up their fourth consecutive win as they defeated the Senators 8-4 on Saturday night.

Seattle got goals from eight different players and 13 had at least one point.

Justin Schultz, Matty Beniers, Vince Dunn and Daniel Sprong had a goal and an assist each. Jared McCann and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored for Seattle.

Martin Jones made 19 saves for his 18th win of the NHL season.

The Senators (18-18-3) got three goals from Tim Stutzle and another from Brady Tkachuk.

Anton Forsberg started in goal for the Senators but was pulled in favor of Cam Talbot 15 minutes into the game after allowing three goals on five shots. Talbot turned aside 14 of 19 shots.

The Kraken led 5-3 to start the third but quickly made that a 7-3 lead on goals by Dunn and Eberle in the opening five minutes. Stutzle completed his hat trick at 5:20 of the period to pull the Senators to within three goals, but Burakovsky scored midway through the period for an 8-4 lead.

The Kraken opened the scoring at 9:19 of the opening period when Bjorkstrand beat Forsberg over the stick-side shoulder. Just 62 seconds later, the Senators tied the game as Tkachuk split the defense and fired a shot over the glove of Jones.

NOTES

Saturday’s game was the first of the season between the Senators and Kraken. They will meet again at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on March 9. … The lone scratches in the game Saturday were Kraken defenseman Cale Fleury and forward Ryan Donato. … Stutzle extended his point streak to seven games.

UP NEXT

Kraken: At Montreal on Monday night in the fourth of a seven-game trip.

Senators: Host Nashville on Monday night to wrap up a four-game homestand.

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