On Saturday, the Seattle Kraken came back from behind to win 6-3 against the Dallas Stars, tying the series 3-3 in this Western Conference semifinal.
The win led to the Stars pulling their star goalie Jake Oettinger and forced a Game 7 that will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
A victory for the Stars would enable them to reach the Western Conference finals for the second time in four seasons, while the Kraken would reach the conference finals for the first time in team history.
The Kraken played aggressively and smartly, limiting the Stars’ chances, and converted their power-play opportunities to score a number of goals.
They held possession with a shot-share percentage of 63.3% and showed the sort of connectivity that set up Jordan Eberle to score.
Tolvanen scored a little more than 90 seconds into the second to push the lead to 3-1, before rookie Tye Kartye pushed it to a 4-1 edge which forced the Stars to pull Oettinger.
The Kraken forced Oettinger into an early exit for the second time in this series and eventually forced the Stars to pull him.
Seattle coach Dave Hakstol attributed the Kraken’s success to their ability to maintain a good pace, get traffic, and find rebounds.
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