Seattle Kraken, Andre Burakovsky

Kraken NHL Wednesday; Countdown To Seattle Pucks, Streak Ends

Three more sleeps. That’s how long Kraken fans have to wait until their favorite NHL team gets back to action. The season resumes out of the NHL All-Star break and the team’s bye week with a visit to the Philadelphia Flyers, the first of four consecutive matches on the road.

The Kraken are not as dominate a team away from Climate Pledge Arena as they were last season when they finished 15 games above .500 on the road. So far this time around they’re 10-10-and-6.

The club will try to make sure everyone is properly prepared and stretched before jumping into action on Saturday night. Last February coming out of the break, Kraken forward Andre Burakovsky injured his groin on his very first shift and missed the remainder of the season.

The club will have that opportunity with practices slated for Thursday and Friday in Philly ahead of Saturday’s game.

Kraken Cheesesteak

In the annals of cheesesteak in South Philly, there is nothing quite like the on-going rivalry between Pat’s and Geno’s that sit kitty corner to one another on Passyunk Ave.

For any of the on-ice fellas or staff who might be inspired to swing down to try the best in the biz — I’ve already made this recommendation to the club’s PR rep’ — I’m gonna tell you to go to Pat’s.

It’s shredded, compared to Geno’s sliced/piled version of the sandwich.

Just make sure you follow the proper instructions on how to order. I get mine “wit” onions and “whiz”, as in cheese whiz.

By the way, I have tried both and a few others in Philly when I lived about 40 minutes away for a decade. At one point during a five-season run, when I travelled around the country producing and hosting a TV show for the Maple Leafs, Flyers legend Bob “The Hound” Kelly and I rode around in a limousine rating cheesesteaks and running into famous friends.

Although I didn’t spend a lot of time in that city, I favored New York, I did spend a lot of time at the rink there and did gain an appreciation for the strong feeling of family in the “City of Brotherly Love”.

Oilers Stopped

In what was a fantastic game, the Vegas Golden Knights ended the Edmonton Oilers bid to win their 17th game in a row on Tuesday night, defeating the visitors 2-1. The Oil had a chance to tie the all-time NHL consecutive win record held by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Canucks coach Rick Tocchet, a member of that Penguins team, had the best comment about the Oilers streak when asked about it during All-Star weekend in Toronto.

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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.