Seattle Kraken right wing Joonas Donskoi, right, is greeted by defenseman Mark Giordano after scoring the winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during a shootout. Ted S. Warren/Associated Press

SEATTLE — Ryan Donato scored the tying goal early in the third period, Joonas Donskoi scored in the shootout and the Seattle Kraken snapped their nine-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

Donato scored at 2:02 of the third period to pull Seattle even at 2. Donato scored in the second round of the shootout and Donskoi – stuck without a goal this season in 38 games – scored the winner past Marc-Andre Fleury.

It was Seattle’s first win since Dec. 14 at San Jose and first home win since Dec. 3 against Edmonton. The Kraken are 1-16-1 when trailing after two periods.

Seattle goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 25 saves.

Fleury made 35 saves and had 14 in the third period.

BLUES 5, PREDATORS 3: Brayden Schenn and Ivan Barbashev each had two goals and two assists as St. Louis came from behind to beat visiting Nashville.


Ryan O’Reilly added a goal and two assists in the first meeting between the teams since they played back-to-back games in February 2020. St. Louis’ victory left the clubs tied for second place in the Central Division with 51 points apiece.

Ville Husso made 32 saves for the Blues. He has won his past eight home decisions, last losing at Enterprise Center on April 5, 2021, against Vegas.

ISLANDERS 4, FLYERS 1: Brock Nelson and Casey Cizikas scored less than three minutes apart in the second period and host New York sent Philadelphia to its eighth straight loss.

Anthony Beauvillier and Matt Martin also scored, and Ilya Sorokin stopped 26 shots to help the Islanders get their fifth win in seven games (5-1-1). New York Coach Barry Trotz was back on the bench after missing three games, the last two in COVID-19 protocols.

RED WINGS 3, SABRES 2: Dylan Larkin scored the tying goal in regulation and notched the winner 2:07 into overtime to give Detroit a win at Buffalo, New York.

Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Red Wings, who beat Buffalo for the second time in three days and improved to 4-4-2 over the past 10 games. Alex Nedelkovic made 26 saves.


Not many witnessed the impressive comeback. A storm that dumped around 2 feet of snow in the region limited attendance to around 1,000 at KeyBank Center

Henri Jokiharju and Jeff Skinner scored for the slumping Sabres, who have lost eight in a row at home and dropped to 1-6-2 in the last nine. The Sabres have lost all four meetings with the Red Wings this season. Aaron Dell stopped 32 shots.

Larkin’s winning goal came on a wrist shot from the high slot after a giveaway by Jokiharju.

SHARKS 6, KINGS 2: Timo Meier set a San Jose franchise record with five goals, and the Sharks used a huge first period to beat Los Angeles in San Jose.

Meier, a sixth-year winger who made his first All-Star team this season, notched a hat trick before the first period even ended. He then scored his fourth goal less than two minutes into the second period and broke the Sharks’ record with his fifth just 27 seconds before the second intermission.

With fans chanting “Timo!, Timo!” at different points throughout the third period, Meier had a chance for his sixth goal midway through the period when he took the puck down the left side with open ice ahead of him, but Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson knocked the puck from his possession as Meier approached the net.


COYOTES 5, CANADIENS 2: Nick Schmaltz and Johan Larsson each had a goal and an assist, and Arizona stretched Montreal’s losing streak to six games, in Glendale, Arizona.

Montreal’s first trip to Arizona since 2019 pitted the two teams at the bottom of the NHL standings and the league’s two lowest-scoring teams.

The teams combined for six goals in the first two periods before shutting each other down in the third.

Travis Boyd and Janis Moser also scored for the Coyotes, who were without coach Andre Tourigny and four players due to COVID-19 protocols. Clayton Keller added a an empty-net goal and Karel Vejmelka had 24 saves.

AVALANCHE 4, WILD 3: Goaltender Pavel Francouz stopped 24 shots in relief of injured Darcy Kuemper and three more in the shootout, and Colorado beat Minnesota for its 14th straight home win.

Kuemper was injured when Minnesota’s Jordan Greenway ran into him in the crease and knocked him down. The play drew the ire of Kurtis MacDermid, who dropped the gloves with Greenway.

Kuemper was down on ice for a few minutes, but remained in the game until he was replaced by Francouz with 10:34 left in the second period.

Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist for Colorado and the only goal in the shootout. Nathan MacKinnon also had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche.

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