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Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Prevents shutout Monday
Bjorkstrand scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Stars in Game 7.
Bjorkstrand's tally came in the final minute of the third period to get the Kraken on the board, but it was too little and too late to change the result. The winger was steady with four goals, four helpers, 36 shots on net, 23 hits and a minus-5 rating through 14 playoff appearances. Bjorkstrand should continue to play a key two-way role for the Kraken next season.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Produces helper Saturday
Bjorkstrand notched an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 6.
Bjorkstrand was the middleman on a passing play that ended in Eeli Tolvanen's tally 1:34 into the second period. This was Bjorkstrand's second assist in his last five games, a span in which he hasn't scored a goal. The winger is up to seven points, 34 shots on net, 20 hits and a minus-4 rating through 13 contests this postseason.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Garners assist
Bjorkstrand logged an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Stars in Game 4.
Bjorkstrand set up a Jaden Schwartz tally in the third period. Prior to Tuesday, Bjorkstrand had gone two games without a point. The 28-year-old winger is up to three goals, three helpers, 28 shots on net, 15 hits and a minus-2 rating through 11 playoff outings.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Scores again Tuesday
Bjorkstrand scored a goal on five shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Stars in Game 1.
Bjorkstrand had both goals in the Kraken's Game 7 win over the Avalanche, and he found twine again Tuesday. He's up to five points, 25 shots on net, eight hits and a minus-2 rating through eight playoff contests. The 28-year-old continues to work well on the third line Yanni Gourde and Eeli Tolvanen, a trio which has been effective in the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Hero of Game 7
Bjorkstrand scored two goals in Seattle's 2-1 victory over Colorado in Game 7 on Sunday.
Bjorkstrand had an otherwise quiet series offensively, providing two assists in the previous six contests, but he delivered when the Kraken needed him most. He had 20 goals and 45 points in 81 regular-season outings, so it could be argued that the 28-year-old was an unlikely hero, but Seattle's depth up front has been a strength all year. The Kraken will need continued support from forwards like Bjorkstrand, who will likely continue to serve in a middle-six capacity, in their upcoming series against Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Supplies helper in win
Bjorkstrand logged an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 5.
Bjorkstrand made a pass from low to high, finding Carson Soucy for a shot that Yanni Gourde tipped in at 1:40 of the third period. While he's had his looks (12 shots on net), Bjorkstrand has been limited to two assists through five playoff games. Despite his relative lack of offense, Bjorkstrand, Gourde and Eeli Tolvanen have collectively driven play for the Kraken while often matching up against the Avalanche's top forwards.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Bags apple in loss
Bjorkstrand posted an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3.
Bjorkstrand's helper was his first point in three playoff contests. While linemate Yanni Gourde has been effective in the first round, Bjorkstrand has been relatively quiet. The 28-year-old winger has added five shots on net, two blocked shots and a hit while continuing to log middle-six minutes.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Generates helper
Bjorkstrand produced an assist, three shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
Bjorkstrand has three goals and two assists over his last six contests. The winger set up linemate Yanni Gourde's tally in the first period. Bjorkstrand's 45 points in 80 games represents his second-best scoring output, behind only last year's 57 points. He's added 197 shots on net, 60 hits and an even plus-minus rating this season.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Reaches 20-goal mark on birthday
Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal on three shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.
Bjorkstrand hit the 20-goal mark on his 28th birthday, tying the game at 1-1 with his tally 3:12 into the second period. He's now reached 20 goals in four of the last five seasons. He's added 24 helpers, 10 power-play points, 194 shots on net and 60 hits through 79 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Supplies helper in win
Bjorkstrand logged an assist and four shots on goal in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Bjorkstrand has six goals and three assists over his last 13 contests, providing solid depth offense from a third-line role. The winger is up to 43 points, 191 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 78 outings overall. He needs just one more marker to reach the 20-goal mark for the fourth time in five years.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Back with Kraken
Bjorkstrand (personal) rejoined the Kraken for Thursday's practice.
Bjorkstrand missed Tuesday's game so that he could be with his wife for the birth of their child. The 27-year-old has 19 goals and 42 points in 76 appearances this season. Now that he's back with the Kraken, Bjorkstrand is projected to serve on a line with Eeli Tolvanen and Yanni Gourde during Thursday's contest against Arizona.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Reason for absence clarified
Bjorkstrand stayed behind in Seattle while awaiting the birth of his first child, Alison Lukan of Root Sports reports.
Bjorkstrand's absence is for personal reasons, so he shouldn't be out too much longer beyond missing Tuesday's game in Vancouver. Jesper Froden will likely fill on the third line for as long as Bjorkstrand is with his family.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Late scratch Tuesday
Bjorkstrand (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday versus the Canucks, per Sound of Hockey.
Head coach Dave Hakstol didn't provide any details about injuries prior to the contest, so it's surprising to see Bjorkstrand out of action. He scored Monday versus the Coyotes and logged 15:38 of ice time with no obvious issue. The Kraken's next game is Thursday against the Coyotes.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Scores from tight angle
Bjorkstrand scored a goal on two shots and doled out three hits in Monday's 8-1 win over the Coyotes.
Bjorkstrand has opened April with goals in consecutive contests. The 27-year-old winger is up to 19 tallies, 42 points, 187 shots on net, 56 hits and a plus-2 rating through 76 appearances this season. If he scores one more time, he'll secure his fourth 20-goal campaign in the last five years.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Nets lone goal in loss
Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal on two shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Kings.
The Kings flubbed a clearance right up the middle, where Bjorkstrand was waiting to put away the Kraken's only goal of the game. The winger is starting to find his way with seven goals and four assists over 15 games since the start of March. He's up to 41 points (nine on the power play), 185 shots on net, 53 hits and a plus-1 rating through 75 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: One of each in win
Bjorkstrand scored a goal, added an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Predators.
Bjorkstrand continues to put in solid efforts with four goals and two assists over his last seven games. The 27-year-old winger is up to 40 points, 179 shots, 51 hits and a plus-2 rating through 72 appearances. It's nothing close to the 57-point campaign he had a year ago, but he's in line with his career production aside from an unusually low 9.5 shooting percentage.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Pots goal in loss
Bjorkstrand scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Oilers.
Bjorkstrand cut the deficit to 4-3 in the second period, but the Oilers pushed back in the third. The 27-year-old has five goals and three assists over nine games in March. For the season, the winger is up to 16 tallies, 38 points, 176 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 69 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Oliver Bjorkstrand: Earns two points in overtime win
Bjorkstrand scored a goal on three shots, added an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the Sharks.
Bjorkstrand scored on a breakaway in the third period to tie the game at 1-1, then set up Vince Dunn's game-winner in overtime with a long pass. March has been kind to Bjorkstrand, who has four goals and three helpers in eight games this month. He's up to 15 tallies, 37 points, 174 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 68 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
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