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Pittsburgh 6, Seattle 1
When: 10:00 PM ET, Monday, December 6, 2021
Where: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, Washington
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Peter MacDougall
Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Trent Knorr
Attendance: 17151

Jake Guentzel had two goals and an assist to extend his point streak to 13 games and Jeff Carter also scored twice as the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins struck early in 6-1 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Monday.

The Penguins found the back of the net three times over the game's first 5:07.

Sidney Crosby -- who extended his point streak to six games -- and Danton Heinen each scored joined Carter in the early scoring spree. Heinen added two assists and Crosby added one.

The Penguins got 28 saves from Casey DeSmith for his first victory in five starts this season.

Guentzel has 12 goals and seven assists during the NHL's longest active point streak. He has 19 points while registering at least one point in each of his 12 road games for Pittsburgh, which is amid a 7-2-1 stretch overall.

Jordan Eberle scored his team-leading 12th goal for the Kraken, who entered on a 3-0-1 stretch and were looking for a fourth straight home victory. Seattle's Joey Daccord made 24 saves in relief of Philipp Grubauer, who was pulled after allowing three goals on the first four shots he saw.

However, Grubauer was not completely to blame for his team's early struggles. The Kraken failed to clear their own zone, resulting in Carter opening the scoring 1:47 into the contest.

Crosby was next, positioning himself in front of the net to push a rebound past Grubauer with 15:18 left in the opening period.

Just 25 seconds later, the Penguins made it 3-0 through Heinen, whose shot appeared to be deflected by a Kraken player, for his seventh goal. That chased Grubauer, who has allowed three goals in four consecutive starts.

Seattle got on the board through Eberle amid a delayed penalty and off a nifty give-and-go with Alex Wennberg 3:43 into the second period. Eberle was back in the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury.

However, with less than 1:30 left in the middle period, Guentzel and Carter scored 23 seconds apart for the Penguins, who improved to 7-3-3 on the road.

Guentzel's second goal of the night and 15th overall came with 11:31 left in regulation.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Pittsburgh   Seattle
Jake Guentzel 3 Points Jordan Eberle 1
Jake Guentzel 2 Goals Jordan Eberle 1
Danton Heinen 2 Assists Jaden Schwartz 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Casey DeSmith .966 Save Percentage Joey Daccord .889
Casey DeSmith 28 Saves Joey Daccord 24
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 31 6 0-0 1-1 2 32
Seattle 29 1 0-1 0-0 0 24
Upcoming Games
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Winnipeg. The Kraken have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Penguins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .462 after a loss.