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Donato's goal vs. former team helps Kraken beat Sharks 3-1

Chris Driedger makes 33 saves
Credit: AP
Seattle Kraken center Ryan Donato (9) reacts after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. Kraken's won 3-1. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Donato broke a scoreless tie early in the third period of his return to San Jose and the Seattle Kraken beat the Sharks 3-1. Donato knocked a rebound of his own deflection off Sharks defenseman Radim Simek’s skate and past James Reimer for the goal. 

Brandon Tanev added an insurance goal that proved key when Logan Couture finally got the Sharks on the board when he scored with the San Jose net empty with 2:07 to play. 

Calle Jarnkrok added an empty-net goal and Chris Driedger made 33 saves. It was a good win for Seattle in the start of a three-game set against Pacific Division teams.   The Kraken are in Anaheim Wednesday, then back home Saturday to face the Oilers.