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Los Angeles 5, Seattle 3
When: 10:00 PM ET, Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Where: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, Washington
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Steve Kozari
Linesmen: Ryan Galloway, Travis Gawryletz
Attendance: 17151

Lias Andersson scored his first goal of the season to break a tie early in the third period as the visiting Los Angeles Kings defeated the Seattle Kraken 5-3 Wednesday night.

Gabriel Vilardi, Phillip Danault, Trevor Moore and Andreas Athanasiou also scored for the Kings (44-27-10, 98 points), who clinched a playoff berth the previous night when Dallas defeated Vegas. Goaltender Jonathan Quick made 37 saves.

Jared McCann, Ryan Donato and Jordan Eberle scored for the Kraken (26-48-6, 58 points), who blew a 2-0 lead for the third time in their past four games, all losses. Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 of 27 shots.

Andersson scored the go-ahead goal at 2:39 of the third. Brendan Lemieux got the puck along the end boards and made a blind backhanded pass to a wide-open Andersson out front.

Athanasiou added an empty-netter with 1:06 left to clinch the victory.

McCann scored the lone goal of the first period at 18:59. He won a faceoff in the offensive end and got the puck back from Yanni Gourde for a one-timer from the top of the left circle.

The Kraken made it 2-0 at 2:24 of the second as Donato collected the puck along the right-wing boards at the blue line, cut between two defenders on his way to the net and skated across the top of the crease before lifting a forehander over the glove of Quick, who twisted like a pretzel in an effort to make a backhanded stop.

The Kings got on the board at 10:11 of the second. After winning a battle for the puck in the left-wing corner, they got the puck back to Andersson at the point. He found Blake Lizotte along the side boards and he quickly passed to Vilardi for a one-timer from the inside hashmarks of the left faceoff circle.

The Kings tied it at 13:41 as Viktor Arvidsson took the puck behind the net before setting up Danault out front for a tap-in.

The Kraken regained the lead just 48 seconds later as Eberle took a drop pass from Matty Beniers, skated down the slot unmarked and lifted a shot over Quick.

The Kings pulled even again at 17:15 of the second when Moore tipped in Matt Roy's shot.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Los Angeles   Seattle
Gabriel Vilardi 3 Points Ryan Donato 2
Gabriel Vilardi 1 Goals Ryan Donato 1
Gabriel Vilardi 2 Assists Ryan Donato 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .925 Save Percentage Philipp Grubauer .852
Jonathan Quick 37 Saves Philipp Grubauer 23
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 28 5 0-1 5-5 10 23
Seattle 40 3 0-5 1-1 2 33
Upcoming Games
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against San Jose. The Kraken have a W/L % of .259 after a win and .358 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Vancouver. The Kings have a W/L % of .535 after a win and .553 after a loss.