Tolvanen scores twice, Kraken beat Predators 7-2
By JIM DIAMOND
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eeli Tolvanen scored twice, Philipp Grubauer made 14 saves and the Seattle Kraken defeated the Nashville Predators 7-2. Jared McCann had a goal and two assists, while Daniel Sprong, Adam Larsson, Matty Beniers and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored for Seattle. The Kraken entered Saturday holding the top spot in the Western Conference’s wild-card race. Matt Duchene and Tyson Barrie each had a goal and an assist and Juuse Saros made 32 saves for Nashville, which had its two-game winning streak snapped. The Predators began Saturday five points behind the Winnipeg Jets for the West’s second wild-card berth.