Friday, February 11, 2022 10:00 PM (ET)

Jordan Eberle's late goal lifts Kraken past Ducks

Field Level Media
Feb 12, 2022

Jordan Eberle snapped a 22-game goalless drought dating to early December, scoring the tiebreaking goal at 18:18 of the third period as the Seattle Kraken defeated the host Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Friday night.

Ryan Donato tallied twice and Vince Dunn also scored for the Kraken, who rebounded from a 5-2 loss to the lowly Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday. Yanni Gourde registered two assists, and Chris Driedger made 24 saves.

Isac Lundestrom had two goals for Anaheim and Rickard Rakell scored the other. John Gibson stopped 23 of 27 shots in the Ducks' first game since the All-Star break.

Eberle, the Kraken's All-Star representative, took a cross-ice pass from Riley Sheahan and lifted the puck over Gibson for the winner. Captain Mark Giordano also got an assist on the play.

The game got off to a quick start, with two goals and a fight in a 12-second span early in the first period.

Donato gave the Kraken a 1-0 lead at 2:00. He set up at the bottom of the right faceoff circle and took a cross-ice pass from newcomer Austin Czarnik, claimed off waivers from the New York Islanders, before putting a one-timer past Gibson.

Just after the ensuing faceoff, Anaheim's Nicolas Deslauriers and Seattle's Jamie Oleksiak, who had missed the previous nine games due to illness and a lower-body injury, dropped the gloves.

The Ducks tied the score at 2:12, with Lundestrom finding a backhanded pass from Jakob Silfverberg between the skates of Seattle's Adam Larsson and pushing the puck into the net.

The Kraken regained the lead at 14:41 of the opening period. Dunn left the point to move toward the net and took a cross-ice pass from Gourde before putting a wrister over a sprawling Gibson.

The Ducks tied it at 5:34 of the second as Lundestrom outmuscled Oleksiak for a loose puck at the top of the crease and lifted it over Driedger.

Anaheim took a 3-2 lead at 8:34 of the second as Rakell deflected Jamie Drysdale's shot from the blue line into the net on a power play.

The Kraken tied it at 13:35 of the second after an Anaheim clearance attempt deflected off a linesman's skate. Gourde recovered the puck and sent a backhanded pass to Donato for a wrist shot that beat Gibson from between the top of the faceoff circles.

--Field Level Media

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