Kraken dominate Dallas 7-2 at home to take lead in series

SEATTLE — The Kraken’s playoff journey continues after a dominating 7-2 victory on home ice against Dallas Sunday night.

The Kraken sent fans into a frenzy as they scored goal after goal at Climate Pledge Arena to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

The first period was not only scoreless but also penalty-free. At that point, it looked like it could be a close game.

But something happened during the first intermission that kicked the Kraken into high gear for an amazing five-goal streak in the second.

It started off after the puck hit Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen in the face and then went to Eberle, who put it into the net. Heiskanen did not return to the game after the injury.

From there, the floodgates opened. Alex Wennberg got his second goal of the playoffs followed by Carson Soucy’s first playoff goal of his career.

Matty Beniers then stepped in to take the score to 4-0.

Dallas struck back with a goal during the period, but with only 37 seconds left, Elli Tolvanen made it 5-1 with a rebound goal.

Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger was replaced for the third period by Scott Wedgewood, but Seattle scored again when Yanni Gourde made his third goal of the playoffs during a Stars power play, ESPN reported.

Justin Schultz added another goal to make the final score 7-2.

“You know, the other team just kind of sitting back a little bit... obviously it’s tough and you know then you start popping them in. We kind of had our taste of that when we were in Colorado in the last series. We definitely capitalized on the momentum today,” Kraken center Beniers said.

Meanwhile, some famous faces were spotted supporting Seattle Sunday night.

Train was the pre-game performer. Lead singer Pat Monahan is a Kraken mega-fan. Some Mariners players were spotted in the crowd, along with former NBA great and Seattle native Jamal Crawford.

SuperSonics legend Detlef Schrempf was also there cheering the team on, too.

Game 4 on Tuesday promises to be the loudest yet as the Kraken have some serious momentum.

Puck drop is 6:40 p.m. at Climate Pledge Arena.

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