Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice and Philipp Grubauer was stellar in stopping 33 photographs within the Seattle Kraken’s defeat of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche with a 2-1 win in Recreation 7 on Sunday night time.
The Kraken turned the primary enlargement crew to beat the Avalanche of their inaugural playoff sequence, based on NHL Stats.
Bjorkstrand scored one objective on a fortuitous deflection — the puck hit off a stick and glove — and one other with a liner previous goaltender Alexandar Georgiev that clanged off the publish.
Seattle grabbed the lead in each recreation within the sequence.
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Subsequent up for the second-year Kraken is a second-round sequence towards the Stars that opens in Dallas on Tuesday night time.
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Mikko Rantanen was credited with a power-play objective for Colorado after a shot by Nathan MacKinnon clipped him and went in. MacKinnon appeared to attain early within the third interval to tie it at two, however Seattle challenged the play and the objective was disallowed as a result of Colorado was offside.
The Avalanche pulled Georgiev with below two minutes remaining however could not get the equalizer. It allowed the Kraken to perform one other franchise first — a series-clinching celebration.
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With Sunday’s loss, Colorado has now misplaced its final six Recreation 7s.