Seattle Kraken, Winnipeg Jets

Shoot-Out Thriller, Winnipeg Jets 3, Seattle Kraken 2

Shoot-out final: Winnipeg Jets 3, Seattle Kraken 2

The last shoot-out game for the Kraken ended in a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at Climate Pledge Arena on January 21st. This was the first shoot-out game of the season for the Jets.

The Jets take the season series, two wins to one.

The Seattle Kraken showed stick-to-itiveness.

In both the first and second periods of the game the Winnipeg Jets dominated play through the first half of the period, holding the Kraken pretty much shotless. Things improved both times for Seattle following the midway points, particularly in period number-two.

They seemed to find their legs. After coughing up a puck deep in his own zone that led to Winnipeg’s opening goal, Kraken defenseman Jamie Oleksiak made up for it with a beautiful stretch pass up the left wing boards that led to Seattle’s tying goal.

Philipp Grubauer manned the pipes for the Seattle Kraken and held down the fort admirably early on, while goalie David Rittich crouched at the other end for the Jets.

Seattle Kraken Goal Scorers:

2nd Period

1-1 Tie – Even Strength – John Hayden (2) from Morgan Geekie and Jamie Oleksiak, 13:20

Hayden went hard to the net and directed home the hard pass from Geekie from the left wing boards.

2-1 Kraken – Power Play – Jared McCann (25) from Vince Dunn and Eeli Tolvanen, 19:33

McCann’s point shot hit one Jet’s foot, caromed off another Jet’s foot, and slid inside the post past a helpless netminder.

The Jets outshot the Kraken in the game 40-29. Power Plays: Seattle 1-for-4, Winnipeg 0-for-3.

The Kraken held off the Jets with an enormous penalty kill in final minutes of the match. Grubauer made two huge saves.


Jets – Mark Scheifele – Backhand goal – YES

Kraken – Ryan Donato – Shot wide – NO

Jets – Kyle Connor – Shot stopped – NO

Kraken – Jordan Eberle – Shot stopped – NO

Jets – Pierre Luc-Dubois – Shot blocker-side – YES

Seattle Kraken 3 Stars:

1) Philipp Grubauer – The games are in a big hole early if it’s not for “Grooby”, who made

2) Vince Dunn – Led the team in ice time at 22:36 and tallied an assist.

3) Morgan Geekie – An assist and solid all-around play for the native Manitoban.

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.