Daniel Sprong had a goal and two assists and both Jordan Eberle and Jared McCann added one of each as the Seattle Kraken clinched at least the Western Conference's top wild-card playoff berth with a 7-3 victory against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night
Eeli Tolvanen, Yanni Gourde, Adam Larsson and Morgan Geekie also scored for the Kraken (45-26-8, 98 points), who won their fourth consecutive game, and Jamie Oleksiak had three assists
Goaltender Martin Jones stopped 15 of 18 shots through two periods before leaving with an unspecified injury, and Philipp Grubauer stopped all 11 shots he faced in the third.
Seth Jones tallied twice and Lukas Reichel also scored for the Blackhawks (25-48-6, 56 points), who have lost 10 of their past 11 games in regulation. Petr Mrazek 24 saves
The Kraken took a 3-1 lead in the first period
Tolvanen opened the scoring at 4:48 on a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle just inside the far post.
Jones tied it at 5:44, putting a wrister from the slot into the upper-left corner of the net after taking a backhanded pass from Anders Bjork.
The Kraken regained the lead at 8:55 as a pass from Oleksiak deflected off both of Eberle's skates and into the net
Seattle extended its lead on the power play at 19:09 of the period as Gourde bunted a rebound out of midair and into the net.
Jones scored his second on a wrist shot from between the top of the faceoff circles on a two-man advantage at 10:39 of the second.
Larsson scored on a breakaway at 12:21 just after coming out of the penalty box to make it 4-2.
Sprong scored on a one-timer from the slot at 13:16 after the puck fell to him when teammate Justin Schultz deflected a clearing attempt by Chicago defenseman Jarred Tinordi.
Reichel pulled the Blackhawks within 5-3 with his goal at 15:02, tipping Alex Vlasic's shot from the point past Jones
McCann tallied his team-leading 39th goal at 11:54 of the third, and Geekie capped the scoring at 14:51.
--Field Level Media