Detroit Red Wings fall to Kraken but still earn a point in 5-4 overtime loss

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The Detroit Red Wings fell in overtime to the Seattle Kraken but got the best of them. They came away with a point but have now tallied a loss in each of their last four games during the 2022-23 season.

It was a resilient effort for the Detroit Red Wings and a tough loss to stomach at the end. The Red Wings went down early but continued to fight and continued to battle back, finding ways to score goals and even things up.

The Red Wings’ offense continued to get it done, but it was not enough to defeat the Kraken, even after battling back and forcing overtime. At least the Red Wings were able to pick up a point in the loss, making light of the situation.

However, the Red Wings did drop both of their games against the Kraken this season after losing out west as of late. Let’s get into the action from tonight’s overtime loss.

Detroit Red Wings lose in overtime against Seattle.

1st Period

The action started early in this one. After being called up earlier today, Adam Erne got involved after laying a hit on Yanni Gourde. It looked like it rattled Gourde’s head off the boards, and he took exception to that. After a few pushes and shoves, the fellas dropped the mitts and went at it.

Soon after, it was Kraken forward Jared McCann who was able to get Seattle on board. Jordan Eberle set it up with a nice move before sending it across to McCann, who sent it home into the back of the net.

The Detroit Red Wings were quick to answer, though. Robby Fabbri carried the puck into the zone, dropped the puck for Andrew Copp, who corralled it, and then sent it cross-ice to Ben Chiarot. The Red Wings defender had joined the rush. He carried it into the top of the circle before letting one rip to find the twine short-side and tie things up at one.

The Kraken certainly kept the pressure coming and were able to pick up their second goal soon after. Olive Bjorkstrando carried the puck into the zone, let a shot rip from the point, and then followed up his shot, getting a good position in front of the net.

The rebound squeaked way out there, and Alex Wennberg was streaking in, got a handle on the puck, and sent a pass to Bjorkstrand, who redirected it into the back of the net. That gave the Kraken a 2-1 lead.

A bit later, the Kraken would get another goal to make it a 3-1 game in the first period. Jared McCann let a shot go from the point as a power play expired. Chiarot was on a knee looking to block the shot, and he deflected it just enough to allow it to squeak underneath Husso’s pads to find the back of the net. That made it a 3-1 game past the midpoint of the first period.

The Red Wings were able to pick up a goal before the first intermission. Moritz Seider let one rip from the top of the offensive zone. With traffic in front, Seider was able to beat Jones and find the back of the net with a tip from Adam Erne. The goal was initially credited to Seider but has since been given to Erne.

2nd Period

Less than three minutes into the first period, Detroit Red Wings forward Jonatan Berggren buried a beautiful goal. A great setup from Filip Zadina with a back-hand drop pass set up Berggren for the goal, who easily beat Jones. A great setup and a great goal to tie things up at three early in the second intermission.

The Berggren goal ultimately chased Jones from the game, which allowed three goals on 12 shots and left the ice looking pretty bothered. Phillipp Grubauer came on to relieve him for the Kraken early in the second with things tied up at three.

Another Red Wings’ successful penalty kill resulted in a Kraken goal right after. The Kraken had an excellent feed out front from Matty Beniers to Jordan Eberle, who dished it to Jaden Schwartz. He caught the pass and let one go flat across the ice under the stretched pad of Husso for the goal to make it a 4-3 game.

Jake Walman had something to say about the 4-3 game. He was wide open in the middle of the ice, and a puck squirting to the middle of the ice on a turnover led to a goal by Walman. He made a great move at the point to fake a shot, step up, make another move, and then let a wrist shot go, finding the back of the net to tie things up.

The Red Wings took a late penalty with Ben Chiarot going off for a hold. The game would stay tied heading into the second intermission as they fended off Seattle to the break. 11 seconds were remaining to kill on the penalty to start the third period.

3rd Period

The third period saw both teams trading blows. Both the Detroit Red Wings and the Kraken were able to pick up some scoring chances. Not to mention, Ville Husso made an exceptional save on a puck that nearly crossed the goal line. Here’s the save from Husso to keep things tied.

Neither side found the back of the net. After eight goals in the first two periods, the game would head to overtime tied up at four as the Red Wings and Kraken both earned themselves at least one point.

Overtime

After a great effort on the penalty kill leading up to the goal, Bjorkstrand scored his second goal of the game in Overtime to give the Kraken a 5-4 victory. With a good screen in front, he let one rip, beating Husso for the game-winner. It really was a solid defensive effort from Detroit to try and kill it off with an unlucky goal to end it.

The Detroit Red Wings are back in action against the Islanders on the road this Saturday, looking to try and get back in the win column after losing their last four games.

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