Kraken Mad Scoring
The Seattle Kraken have won games 8-5 and then 9-8 in overtime in the last seven days. In a way that’s called living dangerously, which we’ll get to later. For now, Seattle fans can enjoy more streaks, as in scoring and winning.
The club extended two record streaks with the win in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. They’ve won six in a row overall and six in a row on the road. They also finish the month of November with a record of 10-1-and-1. Forget being a 2nd-year franchise, that’s a record that could last thirty years. 21 points out of a possible 24 in a month, that’s not easily duplicated. It’ll definitely be the month of November record for awhile.
Previous to this month the Kraken simply couldn’t win an overtime game. Now they’ve won three in a row. In LA they benefited from a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty by the Kings that led to Andre Burakovsky’s 4-on-3 overtime game winner. The winger has a four game point streak with five goals and eight points over the short span. He leads the team in scoring with 23 points.
Matty Beniers, the NHL’s leading rookie scorer in goals and points with nine and 20 respectively, has a five game point streak, racking up 11 points.
Goaltender Martin Jones probably isn’t stoked about giving up eight goals and posting a save percentage in the LA game of .771, but a win’s a win, and ‘Jonesy’ now has five of them in a row and 12 of them on the season, tied for 2nd in the NHL.
Might as well slip a defenseman into the mix. With his three assists against the Kings, 32-year-old blueliner Justin Schultz extended his career-best point streak to six games, one in which he has 10 points.
It’s the land of milk and honey. The Kraken will attempt to keep it from going sour on Thursday night at the Climate Pledge Arena when they take on Alexander Ovechkin and the confident Washington Capitals.