National Hockey League
Dallas 5, Seattle 2
When: 8:30 PM ET, Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Tyson Baker, Vaughan Rody
Attendance: 17825

Joe Pavelski had a hand in all five goals -- scoring twice and adding three assists -- as the Dallas Stars defeated the visiting Seattle Kraken 5-2 Wednesday night.

Roope Hintz had a goal and two assists and Jason Robertson added a goal and an assist for the Stars, who won for the fifth time in their past six games. Jani Hakanpaa tallied on an empty-netter with 1:42 remaining and goaltender Jake Oettinger made 23 saves, stopping all 14 shots he faced in the third period.

Jared McCann had a goal and an assist and Calle Jarnkrok also scored for the expansion Kraken, who have lost seven games in a row (0-6-1). Philipp Grubauer stopped 20 of 24 shots.

The Stars, who allowed two goals in the final minute of a 2-1 loss Sunday at St. Louis, seemed ready from the start against Seattle.

Dallas took the lead just 50 seconds into the game as Robertson's shot from the left faceoff dot pinballed off the skates of Hintz and Kraken defenseman Mark Giordano and into the net.

The Kraken tied it at 1-1 with a power-play goal at 8:25 of the first, with Jarnkrok beating Oettinger with a one-timer from the slot.

Pavelski gave the Stars a 2-1 lead at 11:00 of the period. Miro Heiskanen's shot from the blue line went wide of the goal but took a hard carom off the end boards and came right back to Pavelski at the left post. Pavelski tapped the puck into the open side of the net.

The Stars extended the lead to 3-1 at 13:01 of the opening period on Robertson's power-play tally. Robertson took a pass from Hintz and beat Grubauer with a backhander from close range.

Seattle pulled within a goal as Jordan Eberle faked a wraparound attempt and fed McCann at the top of the crease for a one-timer at 5:38 of the second.

The Stars restored their two-goal edge at 18:37 of the second as Esa Lindell stole a clearance attempt along the left-wing boards and fired a cross-ice pass to Pavelski at the far post for a tap-in.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Seattle   Dallas
Jared McCann 2 Points Joe Pavelski 5
Jared McCann 1 Goals Joe Pavelski 2
Jared McCann 1 Assists Joe Pavelski 3
Calle Jarnkrok 1 Power Play Goals Jason Robertson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Philipp Grubauer .833 Save Percentage Jake Oettinger .920
Philipp Grubauer 20 Saves Jake Oettinger 23
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Seattle 25 2 1-3 1-2 4 34
Dallas 25 5 1-2 2-3 6 32
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Florida. The Stars have a W/L % of .647 after a win and .438 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Kraken have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .292 after a loss.