Eberle scores in OT, Kraken beat Kings 3-2 for 7th win in 9

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored at 2:23 of overtime to lift the Seattle Kraken to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Jared McCann and Daniel Sprong also scored for Seattle, which has played in three straight overtime games —winning the last two. Martin Jones had 27 saves to help the Kraken improve to 7-1-1 in their last nine games.

Phillip Danault and Trevor Moore scored for the Kings, and Cal Peterson stopped 25 shots.

Midway through the extra period, Eberle led a 2-on-1 breakaway and put his shot past Petersen for his fifth of the season. Eberle also had an assist in the game.

McCann opened the scoring 4:42 into the game. Eberle’s backhand shot was kicked away by Petersen, with the puck going straight to McCann at the bottom of the right circle and he scored his team-leading seventh of the season and the 100th of his career.

The Kings tied the game with 1:08 left in the second period. Danault’s shot bounced up off Jones, who seemed to lose track of the puck. Danault rushed in and hit the puck out of the air for the goal.

The teams traded goals on the same power play early in the third. Just 35 seconds into the period — and 15 seconds after Los Angeles’ Drew Doughty was called for hooking — Moore ended up on a short-handed breakaway and got the puck past Jones for his sixth to give the Kings a 2-1 lead.

It took just 18 seconds for Seattle to tie it again, as Sprong was open on the left circle and buried the power-play goal for his third.

NOTES: Kraken G Philipp Grubauer was active as the backup goalie one day after being activated off injured reserve. Grubauer missed 11 games with a lower body injury. ... This was the 100th game in Kraken franchise history.


Kings: Host the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Kraken: Host San Jose on Wednesday night.