SEATTLE — Eeli Tolvanen scored his first goal in a Seattle uniform since joining the team from Nashville, and the Kraken snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the New York Islanders 4-1 on Sunday night.
The Kraken also had goals from Adam Larsson, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Brandon Tanev. Martin Jones made 18 saves in goal for the Kraken.
Mathew Barzal scored the 100th goal of his NHL career in his 400th game for New York. For the Islanders, Ilya Sorokin made 31 saves.
Tolvanen, who was claimed off waivers from the Predators on December 12, broke a 1-1 tie at 3:58 of the second period. He took a pass from Vince Dunn at the top of the right circle and drilled a slapshot to the back left corner past Sorokin.
Tolvanen’s third goal of the season came on a power play. That snapped a seven-game 0-for-16 streak with the man advantage dating back to a 5-2 victory at Florida on Dec. 11.
Larsson scored his fourth goal of the season at 9:53 of the first period, burying it from the top of the crease after taking a pass from Ryan Donato.
At 17:30 of the first period, Barzal scored his ninth goal of the season, reaching out in front of the left post to direct a pass from Casey Cizikas into the far side of the net.
Bjorkstrand scored his fifth goal of the season at 13:04 of the second period, slapping in the rebound of Jamie Oleksiak’s shot. With 34.3 seconds remaining, Tanev added an empty netter. It was his seventh goal of the season.
Donato’s assist on Larsson’s first-period goal gave him a point in seven of his last eight games for Seattle. He has also scored in five consecutive home games, the longest such streak in his career. Barzal reached the 400 NHL game and 100 goal milestones in the same city where he played four seasons of junior hockey with the Seattle Thunderbirds (2013-17).