Seattle Kraken beat Los Angeles Kings in 9-8 Overtime win

LOS ANGELES — Andre Burakovsky had two goals, including the winner, in overtime, and the Seattle Kraken beat the Los Angeles Kings 9-8 in Tuesday night’s highest NHL game of the season.

Burakovsky scored in a power play in 2:08 of the extra session to give Seattle their first six-game winning streak in franchise history.

It was the sixth game in the expansion period (since 1967-68) to feature at least 17 goals and decided by one goal, and only the second game since 1984-85. The other was when the Jets won the Flyers 9-8 on October 27, 2011.

Matty Beniers and Jared McCann each scored in the highest scoring game in Kraken’s two-year existence. Alex Wennberg, Daniel Sprong and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored, and Martin Jones made 27 saves.

Gabe Vilardi scored two goals for the Kings, but Cal Petersen scored four on 16 shots after replacing Jonathan Quick early in the second quarter. Anze Kopitar, Viktor Arvidsson, Carl Grundstrom, Adrian Kempe, Sean Durzi and Mikey Anderson also scored for Los Angeles.

Durzi cut the score to 8-7 with 8:16 remaining in the third period and Anderson drew with 6:21 remaining.

Every team in a 13-goal game this season have continued their high-scoring ways to beat that total at the end of the second period.

McCann took his second goal in 4:56 for a 5-4 advantage, then fast-drawn, conceding the fifth goal on 14 shots, and Kempe equalized less than two minutes later.

However, the decision to switch goalkeepers proved costly, as Petersen was wrong in the score that put Kraken back in the lead.

Petersen saved a blocker on Sprong’s shot, but before realizing the puck had blown up, he landed in his crease, landed on his skate, and rolled into the net at 7:27.

Bjorkstrand then beat Petersen in the middle of the mid-period with a wrist kick from the high slot under the crossbar to make the score 7-5.

Vilardi scored his second goal with 4:19 remaining, but Burakovsky countered with 22 seconds left to restore the two-goal lead at 8-6.

The first period was almost a game on its own and drew 3-3 after 20 minutes, with Kopitar scoring 16 seconds, two power-play goals per team in four combined opportunities, and Kraken defender Justin Schultz getting the second assist. All three goals for his club set a franchise record for most assists in a period.

ESPN Statistics and Information and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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