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Tolvanen scores twice as Kraken beat Canucks

Eeli Tolvanen Seattle Kraken Eeli Tolvanen - The Canadian Press

SEATTLE — Eeli Tolvanen's unassisted power-play goal at 3:56 of the third period snapped a 1-1 deadlock and lifted the Seattle Kraken to a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in NHL pre-season action on Thursday night at Climate Pledge Arena.

Jacob Melanson gave Seattle a 1-0 lead with a goal at 9:25 of the first period. Conor Garland tied the game with a marker at 8:08 of the second period.

Tolvanen scored his second goal of the game at 15:54 to clinch the win.

The Kraken outshot the Canucks 28-17 and had one power-play goal. The Canucks went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 28, 2023.