The Seattle Kraken (38-24-7) head to face the Dallas Stars (38-19-13) at American Airlines Center on Tuesday. Seattle is playing their first of four games on the road coming off a high-scoring 6-4 loss against the Oilers on Saturday.
The Kraken committed five penalties in the game, conceding one power play goal. Four players found the net for the Kraken. Jamie Oleksiak had two assists to lead the team in scoring.
Philipp Grubauer started in the loss and only had seven saves on 10 shots against (.700%). Dallas beat the Flames 6-5 (OT) on Saturday. Jason Robertson scored twice to lead the Stars. Jake Oettinger stopped only 33 of 38 shots (.868%).
HEAD TO HEAD
The Stars have won both games between the teams this season, including a 5-2 victory in their most recent meeting on March 13, their third straight win against Seattle.
Jamie Benn (1G 2A) and Miro Heiskanen (0G 3A) each had three points to lead Dallas. Vince Dunn led Seattle with two points (0G 2A). Oettinger got the win, saving 26 of 28 shots (.928%).
Seattle is averaging 3.48 goals per game for the season, fourth in the NHL, and they are taking on a Stars team that is allowing 2.73 goals a game (7th).
Meanwhile, Dallas has found the net 3.43 times a game on average, eighth in the league, and the Kraken are allowing opponents to score 3.19 goals per game (16th).
The Stars’ 23.47% power play percentage ranks eighth in the league, while the Kraken are 23rd with a conversion rate of 19.50%. Dallas has been more adept at penalty killing, boasting the league’s fifth-highest PK% at 83.03%. Seattle ranks 26th at 74.37%.
Dunn and Jared McCann have been the top skaters for the Kraken this season with 57 and 54 points. In the net, Grubauer (13-12-4) is Seattle’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 3.02 GAA and a .892% save percentage.
Martin Jones (24-12-3) leads the Kraken in games played in goal. He has a GAA of 3.07 and a save percentage of .885%. Robertson leads the Stars in scoring with 88 points (7th in the league).
He has 41 goals (7th in the league) and 47 assists in 70 games. Oettinger (30-10-10) has the best goals against average for Dallas at 2.46. He has a save percentage of .918%, fifth-best in the league.
HOME AND AWAY
Seattle has won five in a row away from Climate Pledge Arena this season. Dallas is 17-9-8 at home this season.
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