Jared McCann scored his fifth goal in the last five games, Daniel Sprong scored for the first time since Jan. 17 and the Seattle Kraken beat the Ducks 5-2 on Tuesday for their fifth straight win.
Back home after sweeping a four-game road trip, McCann kept hot as his 31st goal of the season gave Seattle a 2-0 first-period lead. Sprong’s 16th goal late in the second period increased Seattle’s lead to 3-1 after Anaheim’s Trevor Zegras scored a spectacular between-the-legs goal in the opening seconds of the period.
Jamie Oleksiak also scored a career-high ninth of the season for Seattle, Eeli Tolvanen scored on a power play midway through the third period off an assist by McCann, and Jaden Schwartz added an empty net goal with 17 seconds remaining.
Matty Beniers had two assists and extended his lead as the highest-scoring rookie in the league, as the Kraken inched closer to Las Vegas for the top spot in the Pacific Division.
It’s the fourth time this season that Seattle has had a winning streak of at least five games. Seattle’s longest winning streak last year in its inaugural season was three, achieved once.
Seattle goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 20 saves, including a pair of key stops on Max Jones early in the first period, and won his fourth straight decision. But the one shot he couldn’t stop was a stunning finish from Zegras that will be added to his career highlight reel.
Zegras slid behind the Seattle defense early in the second quarter, tucked the puck between his legs and flipped it over Grubauer’s shoulder for his 21st goal of the season. Max Comtois scored with 1:27 left, but Anaheim saw their scoring streak end at five straight games.
Anaheim goaltender John Gibson made 26 saves.