Lightning Round: Seattle Kraken force Game 7 against Dallas Stars
On Saturday night, the Seattle Kraken defeated the Dallas Stars 6-3 in an elimination game at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, forcing Game 7, which is scheduled for Monday in Dallas. Therefore the Kraken is just one win away from their first Conference Final in their second year of existence.
Former Tampa Bay Lightning player Yanni Gourde opened the scoring 8:59 into the game. After this game Gourde is leading all Seattle players with 12 points in 13 games. The Stars managed to tie the game with a Mason Marchment goal just 30 seconds after Gourde's goal, but Jordan Eberle gave their lead back at the end of the first period. The Kraken started the second period with two back-to-back goals by Eeli Tolvanen and Tye Kartye and since that moment Seattle held onto their lead. An empty-netter by Eberle in the final minute of the third period made it 6-3 and the Kraken officially forced a Game 7 against Dallas.
Dallas Stars 3 - 6 Seattle Kraken - series tied 3-3
Six game were played at the World Championship at Finland and Latvia on Saturday. Switzerland earned the biggest win of the tournament so far, destroying Slovenia 7-0. Denis Malgin and Gaetan Haas led all players with three points in that game.
Germany lost their second game in a row by a one-goal deficit, this time against Finland. Mikko Lehtonen scored a game-winning goal in the third period.