Search
Close this search box.
Happy Birthday to us! Try 6 months of unlimited local news for $2.

Blackwood makes 32 saves, Sharks blank Kraken 2-0

Vlasic breaks scoreless tie with 12:33 remaining

San Jose Sharks left wing William Eklund (72) reaches for the puck against Seattle Kraken right wing Eeli Tolvanen (20) with teammates behind them to help defend the goal.
San Jose Sharks left wing William Eklund (72) reaches for the puck against Seattle Kraken right wing Eeli Tolvanen (20) Tuesday, Jan. 30 in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
By Ben Ross Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Marc-Edouard Vlasic broke a scoreless tie with 12:33 remaining and Mackenzie Blackwood made 32 saves as the San Jose Sharks beat the Seattle Kraken 2-0. Jan Rutta added an empty-net goal for the Sharks, who have won four of five to move two points ahead of the idle Chicago Blackhawks at the bottom of the NHL standings. Blackwood earned his first shutout since December 2021 with the New Jersey Devils. It was San Jose’s first shutout of the season.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Marc-Edouard Vlasic broke a scoreless tie with 12:33 remaining and Mackenzie Blackwood made 32 saves as the San Jose Sharks beat the Seattle Kraken 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Jan Rutta added an empty-net goal for the Sharks, who have won four of their last five games to move two points ahead of the idle Chicago Blackhawks at the bottom of the NHL standings.

Blackwood earned his first shutout since December 2021 with the New Jersey Devils. It was San Jose’s first shutout of the season.

The Kraken outshot the Sharks 32-22, including 13-3 in the first period, but fell to 6-3 all-time against San Jose. Joey Daccord stopped 20 shots in the loss.

Vlasic’s goal was his fourth of the season and second in two games. He beat Daccord high blocker side on a wrist shot from the left point.

Ty Emberson and William Eklund picked up assists.

Rutta extended his point streak to five games, scoring his third goal of the season with 21 seconds left.

The Kraken have lost six of eight following a nine-game winning streak. They trail the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators by two points for a wild-card spot in the Western Conference.


San Jose leading scorer Tomas Hertl missed the game due to a lower-body injury.

Up next

Kraken: At Philadelphia on Feb. 10 after the All-Star break.

Sharks: At Anaheim on Wednesday night.

Latest stories

Live updates from Saturday's consolation final games
March 2, 2024 12:35 p.m.
Live results from Friday's semifinal, consolation semifinal games
March 1, 2024 2:33 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Justin Daniels leads running club up an unrelenting climb
Feb. 29, 2024 10:00 p.m.

Have a news tip?

Email newstips@cascadiadaily.com or Call/Text 360-922-3092

e-Edition

Sign up for our free email newsletters

Preferences: