What a thriller! Joe Pavelski has an incredible four-goal return to the rink – Seattle spoiled the party

What a thriller Joe Pavelski has an incredible four goal return

Seattle scored three times in 52 seconds in the opening set and eventually won 5-4 over Dallas in overtime.

The Seattle Kraken won 5-4 over the Dallas Stars in the second round of the hockey NHL playoffs. The victory came in the overtime in 72.17, when Yanni Gourde shot past the puck by Jake Oettinger.

At the same time, Gourde spoiled the Dallas striker who had an incredible night Joe Pavelski party. Pavelski, 38, who returned to the rink after an injury, was responsible for all four of Dallas’ goals. At the same time, he became the oldest player (38 years, 295 days) in the NHL to score four goals in the same game.

Pavelski took the home team into the lead after just a couple of minutes. Jaden Schwartz tied the game at 11:25, but Pavelski gave the Stars a second lead less than a minute after the equalizer. Dallas’ Finnish defender Miro Heiskanen got an assist on Pavelski’s second hit of the night.

After that, the Stars had a weak moment, as the team surrendered no less than three times in just one minute. First Justin Schultz tied the game at 2–2, Oliver Björkstrand put the visitors ahead just over ten seconds later and just 52 seconds from the equaliser Jordan Eberle took the away team to a 4–2 lead.

There were no goals in the second period, but in the third, Pavelski started Dallas’ rise when he scored the home team’s goal with his third goal of the night. Dallas received his award in 53:23, when Jani Hakanpää served in front of the goal, from which Pavelski poked the puck into the net with his fourth hit of the evening.

Pavelski was injured in the first playoff game against Minnesota right after missing the Wild Matt Dumban under the roller. The jury was about to send Dumba out at first, but the verdict was overturned after a video review. The return to the rink showed that the Konkar striker has really recovered from the concussion that followed the terrible tackle. However, the award was not received when Seattle won in the overtime.

The teams will meet again early Friday morning Finnish time.

Aleksander Barkov with power points in Florida’s win

The Florida Panthers, who knocked out Boston, who won the regular season, in the first round, continued their confident streak when they claimed a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The win was the Panthers’ fourth straight in the playoffs.

Nick Cousins gave Florida the lead in the opening set and Sam Bennett improved the lead to 2–0 in the second period. Toronto came even in the second period by Matthew Knies and by Michael Bunting with hits. Florida’s Finnish captain Alexander Barkov recorded assists as well Carter Verhaeghen from Florida’s third goal at the end of the second period that Brandon Montour for the fourth goal scored in the third period. Matthew Tkachuk caught three assist points. Sergei Bobrovsky stretched to 34 saves in Panthers goal when Ilya Samsonov made 24 saves for Toronto.

of Florida Anton Lundell and Eetu Luostarinen played more than 17 minutes each, but missed points. Barkov played almost 22 minutes.

Florida and Toronto will next meet on the night before Friday Finnish time.


Toronto-Florida 2-4
Florida: Aleksander Barkov 0+2
Wins 0–1

Dallas-Seattle 4–5 Dallas: Miro Heiskanen 0+1, Jani Hakanpää 0+1
Wins 0–1