Trevor Zegras authors another dazzling goal in Ducks’ loss to Kraken

Trevor Zegras authors another dazzling goal in Ducks’ loss to Kraken

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE — Trevor Zegras scored a spectacular between-the-legs goal in the opening seconds of the second period, but there wasn’t much else in the good news department for the Ducks on Tuesday night.

Jared McCann scored his fifth goal in the past five games, Daniel Sprong scored for the first time since Jan. 17, and the Seattle Kraken beat the Ducks, 5-2, for their fifth straight win as the Ducks saw their streak of points in five consecutive games come to an end.

Seattle goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 20 saves, including a pair of key stops on Max Jones early in the first period, and won his fourth straight decision. But the one shot he couldn’t stop was a stunning finish by Zegras that will be added to a career highlight reel that already includes a few jaw-dropping goals.

Zegras slipped behind Seattle’s defense in the opening moments of the second period, pulled the puck between his legs and flipped it over Grubauer’s shoulder for his 21st goal of the season. Max Comtois scored with 1: 27 left for the Ducks, and goalie John Gibson made 26 saves.

Back home after sweeping a four-game road trip, McCann stayed hot as his 31st goal of the season gave Seattle a 2-0 first-period lead. Sprong’s 16th goal late in the second period pushed Seattle’s lead to 3-1.

Jamie Oleksiak also scored his career-best ninth of the season for Seattle, Eeli Tolvanen scored on a power play midway through the third period off an assist from McCann, and Jaden Schwartz added an empty-net goal with 17 seconds left.

Matty Beniers had two assists and extended his lead as the top scoring rookie in the league. and the Kraken inched closer to Vegas for the top spot in the Pacific Division.

It’s the fourth time this season Seattle has a win streak of at least five games. Seattle’s longest win streak last year in its inaugural season was three, accomplished once.


Forward Brock McGinn made his debut with the Ducks after being claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh last week. … Seattle forward Ryan Donato was scratched as Sprong rejoined the lineup after sitting four of the previous six games. Donato had played 23 straight games and the last time he was scratched was Jan. 10 at Buffalo. … Seattle defenseman Adam Larsson had his 21st assist of the season on McCann’s first-period goal. Larsson now has a career-high 26 points.


The Ducks play at Vancouver on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

More to come on this story.