The Detroit Red Wings got busy early on in the second period. They were able to make their mark on the game and get out to a 1-0 lead early on. They put pressure on Seattle early, and Joe Veleno found the back of the net with his fourth of the young campaign.
Olli Maatta sent one on net from the point, and Veleno got a stick on it for a redirected goal that beat Daccord. It was a nice redemption for Veleno, who nearly had a goal in the first period after banging one of the crossbar, missing an empty net. But he got his goal and helped Detroit take a 1-0 lead.
The Red Wings gave Seattle a chance on the power play, and they took it. About five minutes into the period, Justin Holl headed to the box for a holding call. Kraken defender Jaden Schwartz was crashing hard in the slot and got a backhand swipe on the puck out front, getting it past Ville Husso to make it a 1-1 game.
Late in the second, Jaden Schwartz would strike again. He carried the puck into the zone on the far side with a 2-on-1 chance. He let one rip and was able to beat Husso. It looked like he got a bit of his glove on it, but the puck found the back of the net nonetheless and gave Seattle the lead.
After that, the refs decided to insert themselves in the game if the “penalty” on Ben Chiarot for not sprinting to the bench was not enough. Schwartz broke up a scoring chance for Detroit by tossing his stick, but the officiating crew missed it or shared a different opinion. Here’s the play, you be the judge…
The scoring chance was no more, and Seattle was able to break it out. Tye Kartye got in close on Husso and let one rip, finding the back of the net to add to the Seattle lead. Kartye extended Seattle’s lead to two goals heading into the second intermission.