Smith scores twice in 46 seconds, Golden Knights defeat Kraken

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LAS VEGAS — Reilly Smith scored two goals in 46 seconds in the third period for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 4-2 win against the Seattle Kraken at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday.

Smith scored the go-ahead goal 30 seconds into the third period, a redirection of Shea Theodore‘s shot from the point to give Vegas a 3-2 lead, then made it 4-2 on the power play at 1:16.

Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and an assist for the Golden Knights (7-6-0), who have won six of eight. Robin Lehner made 25 saves.

Jordan Eberle and Yanni Gourde scored for the Kraken (4-8-1), who have lost four of five and six straight on the road.

Chris Driedger made 19 saves in his first start for Seattle.

Eberle scored on the power play at 4:49 of the first period to give the Kraken a 1-0 lead. It was his fifth goal in three games.

Pietrangelo tied it 1-1 at 19:34 when his wrist shot from the point bounced off Driedger’s glove.

Pietrangelo has scored seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past six games; he did not have a point in the previous seven to begin the season.

Gourde gave Seattle a 2-1 lead at 19:29 of the second period on a one-timer from the right circle.

Evgenii Dadonov tied it 15 seconds later at 19:44 off a rebound in front to make it 2-2.

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