Carl Grundstrom lifts Kings past Kraken in shootout

Carl Grundstrom lifts Kings past Kraken in shootout

Carl Grundstrom scored in the ninth round of a shootout as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the host Seattle Kraken 3-2 on Saturday night.Trevor Moore and Anze Kopitar tallied in regulation for the Kin

Carl Grundstrom scored in the ninth round of a shootout as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the host Seattle Kraken 3-2 on Saturday night.Trevor Moore and Anze Kopitar tallied in regulation for the Kings, who snapped a three-game winless streak (0-2-1) and improved to 12-1-1 on the road this season. Goaltender Cam Talbot made 17 saves through overtime before stopping 6 of 9 Seattle shootout attempts.Adam Larsson and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored for the Kraken, who had a two-game winning streak come to an end. Joey Daccord stopped 36 of 38 shots.Bjorkstrand tied it 2-2 on the power play at 17:31 of the third with Los Angeles’ Mikey Anderson in the penalty box for delay of game for shooting the puck over the boards. Bjorkstrand’s wrist shot from just outside the top of the faceoff circles beat a screened Talbot.The score was tied at 1-1 after a first period in which Los Angeles had a 14-3 edge in shots on goal.The Kraken took the lead at 6:45 of the period after a strong forecheck by their fourth line. They worked the puck back to the blue line, from where Vince Dunn’s slap shot went just wide of the net. Fellow defenseman Larsson skated down the right wing to gain possession and cut toward the crease. Larsson lost control of the puck but it slid past teammate Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Kings defenseman Jordan Spence, who were jostling for position near the right post, and through the legs of a screened Talbot and into the net.

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