Seattle Kraken, Dave Hakstol

Seattle Kraken Daily: They Said It; Streaky NHL

The energy in the Climate Pledge Arena was palpable on Tuesday night as the Seattle Kraken scored early and often in their 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators. It’s a loud barn and the fans are on top of the action. Just ask Kraken forward Jordan Eberle.

“We want to make this a tough place to play, it’s loud, it’s one of the funner buildings in the league to play in,” Eberle said postgame. “You can feel the energy especially in the first period there. So, we make this a tough building to play in and I think we did that tonight, we came out and got four quick goals, we want to be known as a team that, you have to weather the storm here because we’re coming. If we do it on a nightly basis, it’ll be hard for teams coming in here.”

“It’s very important, we want to be good in front of our fans, obviously,” Kraken forward Andre Burakovsky said, “they’re really good to us, and we want to give it back to them as well. I think the team is going pretty good, we showed that today, and we just want to keep winning at home and be strong at home.”

A five-game winning streak following a victory in the first game of a six-game homestand. That’s some fun math. Seattle will try to keep it cranking Friday night against the Minnesota Wild, a team the Kraken beat last Thursday on the road 4-0. In the meantime …

Let’s Skate !

What is going on with the early season streaks? One way or the other, they’re beginning to pile up.

The New Jersey Devils just won their seventh game in a row on Tuesday night with a 3-2 win over the visiting Calgary Flames, a team that’s lost six in a row, including a 5-4 decision to the Kraken on November 1st.

The Vancouver Canucks handed the Ottawa Senators a 6-4 defeat, giving that team their sixth loss in a row, while the St. Louis Blues have lost eight in a row following a 5-1 defeat in Philadelphia.

The team the Kraken are chasing in the Pacific Division, the Vegas Golden Knights, won their eighth in a row Tuesday with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have lost five games in a row.


Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane was hospitalized Tuesday night after Patrick Maroon of the Tampa Bay Lightning accidentally skated over his hand and wrist during the second period of their game in Tampa. Kane suffered a deep cut on his left wrist.

Kane immediately headed off the ice and went to the dressing room where medical staff began treatment.

No prognosis has been announced as of yet.

Enjoy tonight’s NHL action !!

Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson has covered the NHL in five different decades. He’s authored 4 books on hockey and is a veteran TV and radio play-by-play man and reporter.