Seattle Kraken, Eeli Tolvanen

Seattle Kraken Win A Biggee, 4-3 Over The Flyers

Two stolen pucks equalled two goals for the Seattle Kraken in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers. It took about eight minutes for the Kraken to withstand a hot start from Philly and to wake up and get their first shots-on-goal.

After that, Seattle was feeling it.

Philipp Grubauer efficiently netminded for the Kraken at one end while rookie Felix Sandstrom manned the pipes at the other end for the Flyers.

The Flyers had scored first on the power play at the 2:11 mark with a goal from young Owen Tippett.

Seattle Kraken Goal Scorers:

1st Period

1-1 Tie – Even Strength – Jordan Eberle (11) from Jared McCann, 12:53

McCann stole the puck in his D-zone, rushed ahead on a 2-on-1 and found Eberle, who ripped it home from the right slot.

2-1 Kraken – Even Strength – Eeli Tolvanen (11) from Oliver Bjorkstrand, 17:01

Bjorkstrand stole the puck in the O-zone, spun it to Tolvanen, who made no mistake with a snipe from the slot.

2nd Period

3-2 Kraken – Even Strength – Jaden Schwartz (11) from Jordan Eberle and Alex Wennberg, 18:59

On a third centering pass attempt by Eberle, Schwartz was able to cash in by ripping one from the slot.

3rd Period

4-2 Kraken – Even Strength – Jaden Schwartz (12) from Alexander Wennberg and Will Borgen, 1:03

Off a deep offensive cycle, Schwartz took a pass in the right circle and buried one high blocker.

Seattle picked up one power play in the game and didn’t score. In fact, they gave up a shorthanded goal in the third period that led to a scramble finish to the game with the Flyers pressing late. Philly went 1-for-2. Shots finished 21-19 in favor of the Seattle Kraken.

That was the Seattle franchise’s first ever victory over the Flyers. The Kraken have now beaten every NHL team except the Tampa Bay Lightning and they’ll have to wait until next season to get another chance.

The Seattle Kraken avoided suffering a fourth straight loss for the first time this season. It was their first victory in four tries on this five-game road trip with one match remaining against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday evening.

With the Edmonton Oilers loss in Montreal on Sunday, the Seattle Kraken jumped back into 2nd place in the Pacific Division. They’ll be either 1, 2, or 3 points behind the first place Vegas depending on the results of Golden Knights game at home against the Anaheim Ducks.

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.