SEATTLE – Shane Wright scored his first NHL goal, but the Montreal Canadiens scored twice in seven seconds in the second period to slip away with a 4-2 win over the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday at Climate Pledge Arena.
Cole Caufield and Josh Anderson each scored a goal, while Nick Suzuki collected an assist for Montreal (13-11-2), which had lost 7-6 in overtime the day before in Vancouver. Jake Allen made 31 saves.
Jared McCann hit the mark for the Kraken (15-7-3), who suffered a second straight loss after setting a franchise record with a seven-game winning streak. In front of the cage, Martin Jones made 12 saves.
The Canadians opened the scoring at 12:56 of the first period when the defenseman Johnathan Kovacevic took advantage of Jones’ cloudy eyesight to score his first NHL goal with a shot from the point.
Wright tied the game 1-1 at 15:30 with a one-timer from the slot. Yanni Water Bottle started the game at the origin of the goal by taking possession of the puck behind the net of the Canadians. He then handed the disc over to Oliver Bjorkstrand who quickly passed it on to Wright.
Montreal took a 2-1 lead at 2:05 of the second period thanks to a Caufield goal. Suzuki intercepted a pass from Andre Burakovsky, then he fed the puck to Caufield, who had been left alone in the left circle.
Video: The Canadians win ahead of Jones and the Kraken
Josh Anderson scored seven seconds later at 2:12 to increase that lead to 3-1.
The Canadians made it 4-1 at 18:40 with the teams going four on four. Rem Pitlick was forgotten at the mouth of the net and he made the ropes vibrate on a pass from Joel Edmundson.
Jared McCann made it 4-2 at 19:59 by deflecting a Burakovsky pass past Allen.