Jack Eichel scores twice in Golden Knights win over Kraken

Vegas Golden Knights' Jake Leschyshyn (15) passes to Pavel Dorofeyev during the first period of ...

Center Jack Eichel scored twice, and the Golden Knights swept the two-game series against the Seattle Kraken with a 5-2 victory Friday at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.

The Knights won their fourth straight to jump over idle Dallas by points for the second wild-card spot and put the heat on Nashville. They also gained ground in the Pacific Division on Los Angeles, which was off.

Goalie Logan Thompson made his eighth consecutive start and improved to 6-2 in that time. He was shaken up in the second period but remained in the game then saw his shutout streak end at 123:56 when Alex Wennberg scored in the third period.

Defenseman Shea Theodore had a goal for the second straight game to put the Knights ahead 3-0 in the second period. Jonathan Marchessault added an empty-net goal with 2:16 to play and William Karlsson added a short-handed empty-net goal with 37.1 seconds left

Evgenii Dadonov and Chandler Stephenson each had two assists.

Eichel gave the Knights a 1-0 lead midway through the first period and converted early in the second for his first two-goal game since Feb. 22, 2020.

Seattle’s Kole Lind scored his first NHL goal with 1:38 remaining.

The Knights were without forward Keegan Kolesar, who left Wednesday’s game late in the first period after taking the worst of a collision with Riley Sheahan. Pavel Dorofeyev, who hadn’t appeared since opening night, played his second career NHL game.

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