Kraken gearing up for ‘do-or-die’ Game 6 vs. Stars

seattle kraken know where they are

they follow dallas stars three games to two in their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series with Game 6 Saturday in Seattle

“It’s the next game of do or die,” Kraken forward Jordan Eberle said. “That’s when it gets exciting. These are the games we want to play.

Kraken trailing 2–1 in their opening round series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche before rallying to win in seven games

So they’re back in a series already from this spring.

“I’m sure we can make a comeback in this series. It’s not over yet,” he added. Kraken Defenseman Adam Larsen, who had a goal in Thursday’s 5-2 loss at Dallas. “One thing with this team, we never give up. We probably never quit.

but they have to stop StarsThe top line of Roop Hintze, Joe Pavelski and Jason Robertson combined for eight points on Thursday. Hintz led the way with two goals and one assist, moving him into a tie for the NHL’s scoring lead with Edmonton’s Leon Dressatl this postseason with 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists).

“He has been an absolute monster for us at the most crucial times in this playoffs,” Stars said coach Peter DeBoer. “I mean, (Thursday) was obviously an important game for our group, and he comes out in the first 10 minutes and basically tells everyone in the building that he’s here to play and to help our group. is dragging, and he has done that to fight the whole

“It’s almost a little part of the coming out party for him. I think he’s been a playoff player before, and a good playoff player, but he hasn’t been a dominant playoff player. This year he looks like Have playoffs.”

Not to be outdone, Pavelski has seven goals in the series and Robertson has three goals and three assists, with all three assists coming on Thursday.

Pavelski scored 35 seconds into the second period of Game 5, making Stars 3-0 lead before Kraken Coming back later in the period to make it 3-2. Hintze scored at 11:20 of the third to give Dallas some breathing room.

“I mean, you want to play aggressively, you want to play on your toes, you want to skate. That’s how we want to play,” Eberle said. “We want to be a fast team, but we also have to be smart about it. We can’t dive everywhere and give them opportunities to run and score. It’s just smart and experienced presences.” ” Know when to do it and when not to do it.

“I think even if you are 98 per cent sure and two per cent away, there are two per cent that end up in the back of your net. We have to find a way to continue playing like this but limit the opportunities . Get.”

Stars Picked up his opening round victory in Minnesota. They hope to hit the road again on Saturday and avoid a Game 7

“Now it’s up to us to go out there and finish it on the road, which we did in the (first round) Minnesota series,” DeBoer said. “Hopefully we have the same result.”

– Field Level Media

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