Pittsburgh – Brandon Tanev Scoring with 3:39 left in the third inning, the Seattle Kraken handed the Pittsburgh Penguins their seventh straight loss with a 3-2 victory at the PPG Paints Arena on Saturday.
Tanev, who played for Pittsburgh from 2019-2021, scored with a volley in the wrist into the hole from a pass. Yanni Gord behind the network.
“Great for me, but I think it’s more important for the team to get all six points on this wild ride,” Tanev said. “That’s the mindset and the goal that we put on this road trip and the three matches we played. We beat three good teams. That’s the idea we wanted to do.”
Gord scored a goal and two passes, Morgan Jake two passes, and Martin Jones He made 36 saves for Kraken (7-4-2), who won four straight for the first time in their history, including 5-4 at Calgary Flames on Tuesday and 4-0 at Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
Sidney Crosby He had a goal and assist, number 900 in the NHL, Jake Goentzel He had a goal and help, and Tristan Garry He saved 25 balls for Penguin (4-6-2), who have not lost seven in a row since Jan-Feb. 8, 2006.
“At the end of the day you lose, which hurts because these guys are competitive,” said Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan. “They care. When we don’t live up to the expectations we have for each other and we’re not getting results more consistently than we have lately, these guys take it very seriously. We all do.
“I know how interested they are. We just have to dig in a little bit more. We have to become more determined. We have to, I think, be more vigilant in some critical moments of his game.”
Gord gave Seattle a 2-1 lead five seconds after the power game ended at 7:48 in the third, hitting a shot in the wrist after Jake’s pass veered toward him in the hole off Tanev’s leg.
“We play as a team and everyone contributes,” Gord said. “It’s really fun to play like that. All four lines, all of them [three defense pairs]. ‘Jonesy’s’ was incredible in the network. It was really a team win.”
Guentzel tied 2-2 at 9:51 when the pass pass veered off the Kraken striker’s stick Matty Benners.
The Penguins have either been in the lead or tied in the third game in each of their past three games. They led the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Tuesday before losing 6-5 in overtime, and they led 3-1 early in the third inning of a 6-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabers on Wednesday.
“We’re All Sticking Together,” Pittsburgh Defense Chris Letang He said. “That’s what it is. We have to get out of it. It has to happen in our room. We have to stay together, catch each other. It’s a tough time.”
Crosby put Pittsburgh ahead 1-0 at 5:24 of the second half, scoring in one time from the high hole set by Genzel.
“It’s hard. It’s hard,” Crosby said. “We did a lot of good things. … you look at the game as a whole and we did a lot of good things, but we make some mistakes. When you lose, it’s a lot bigger. So that’s the situation we’re in. We just have to try to build on it.” , continue to play good hockey, and trust that we will be rewarded.”
Vince Dunn Drawn 1-1 at 7:48 with a slap shot through traffic in the face of Gord’s win.
“This group is a very tight group,” said Seattle coach Dave Haxtool. “This is always a great place to start. Tonight, game three on a road trip, there were pieces in here that weren’t quite that pretty. But there was no point in hockey where I felt our group was shaken.”
Notes: Crosby was playing in his 1,120 game, the sixth-lowest number required to reach 900 assists in league history, behind Wayne Gretzky (584), Mario Lemieux (771), Paul Covey (991), Adam Oates (1056) and Ron Francis (1,108) . … Pittsburgh striker Jeff Carter He took part in an elective morning skate but missed his third game with a lower body injury. … Kraken forward Jared McCann He missed his second game in a row due to a lower body injury.