Kraken close out homestand, win high-scoring affair against Sharks

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The Seattle Times

Oliver Bjorkstrand found himself alone in front of Kaapo Kahkonen and the goal-scorer took over. Spin, forehand, backhand, flip the puck over the San Jose Sharks netminder. Bjorkstrand shrugged off a 17-game goal drought that dated back to the season opener in Anaheim, getting the Kraken rolling again. The Sharks had already erased a two-goal deficit, but the cushion provided by Bjorkstrand and Jaden Schwartz in the early third period held on, barely, until Matty Beniers fluffed it and Schwartz threw in an empty netter in an 8-5 victory Wednesday night at Climate Pledge Arena. Nine seconds int…

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