Seattle Kraken’s Calle Jarnkrok (19) tumbles in front of Nashville Predators’ Alexandre Carrier in the first period of a game Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle Kraken’s Calle Jarnkrok (19) tumbles in front of Nashville Predators’ Alexandre Carrier in the first period of a game Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kraken fall to Predators 4-2

Seattle led twice but couldn’t hold on in a loss to Nashville.

By Daimon Eklund / Associated Press

SEATTLE — Mattias Ekholm scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Nashville Predators beat the Seattle Kraken 4-2 on Tuesday night.

The Predators also got goals from Filip Forsberg, Luke Kunin and Matt Duchene in their third straight win. Roman Josi added two assists, and Juuse Saros made 32 saves.

Jared McCann and Adam Larsson scored for the Kraken.

Seattle entered with three wins in its past four games, one of the best stretches of its inaugural season, and the Kraken took an early lead when McCann scored his team-leading 16th goal on a 5-on-3 power play nine minutes in.

Nashville tied it 21 seconds before the first intermission on Kunin’s 10th goal, a one-timer from the top of the left circle.

Seattle again took the lead in the second, going ahead 2-1 when Yanni Gourde’s pass from behind the net found Larsson streaking in front with 7:39 left in the period.

Forsberg tied it 2-all about three minutes later, taking the puck the entire length of the ice on a rush and finishing with his 21st goal.

The Predators took the lead with 3½ minutes left in the period. Ekholm came around behind the net and his wraparound shot deflected in off the skate of Seattle defenseman Vince Dunn.

Nashville added another power-play goal by Duchene with about four minutes to go in the third.

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