Kraken Hold On To Beat Avalanche 3-2

Kole Lind, Jordan Eberle and Yanni Gourde all scored in the first period and the Seattle Kraken held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.

Philipp Grubauer had 25 saves as Seattle won its third straight.

Matty Beniers had an assist to become the first rookie this season to begin his NHL career with a point in each of his first four games.

Cale Makar and Artturi Lehkonen scored for the Avalanche, and Pavel Francouz finished with 26 saves.

Colorado, assured of having the top seed in the Western Conference, has lost two straight after winning nine in a row.

The Avalanche remained tied with Florida with 116 points for the Presidents’ Trophy for the league’s best record.