The Seattle Kraken promises to be much better this season, and it’s really early, but there’s reason for optimism.
The Kraken, who finished last year with just 27 wins and 60 points (third-worst in the NHL), had a bright camp and a promising start to their preseason schedule. In fact, they haven’t lost or given up a goal yet.
The Kraken defeated the visiting Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Monday night and the visiting Calgary Flames 3-0 on Tuesday. 2 wins, 2 shutouts, 1 Alberta sweep — did we say it’s too early?
Daniel Spong and Jaden Schwartz scored goals in the second period for the hosts to beat the Flames 35-25. Andrew Poturalski added his net empty with his 54 seconds left in the third period.
After a scoreless first period, Spong opened the scoring at 12:30 in the middle frame and Schwartz doubled the lead with a shorthand for his team at 17:01.
Flames went 0-6 on power play while Kraken went 0-3.
Philipp Grubauer and Magnus Hellberg shared Seattle shutouts. Dan Vladar played the entire game in goal for Calgary.
The Kraken will try to keep things going when they face the Vancouver Canucks in the home-and-home preseason series. The first game will be in Vancouver on Thursday and the second game will be on Saturday at the Climate Pledge Arena.
The Flames have a home-and-home set against the Oilers, with Game 1 in Calgary on Wednesday and Game 2 in the Alberta capital on Friday.
Poke check: Seattle Kraken forward Jacob Melanson received a two-game suspension for illegally checking the head of Edmonton Oilers forward James Hamblin during a tilt in Seattle on Monday. occurred at 17:15 in the second period. Melancon was given a match penalty at that point for an illegal check to his head.
Kraken van Flames wins for the second time at the net
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