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Kraken Game Day 63; Revenge Of The Jets, No Dunn

Kraken Game Facts

Friday Night: Winnipeg Jets at Seattle Kraken

Where: Climate Pledge Arena

When: 7 pm pacific

TV/Radio: Root Sports / FM 93.3

Key Factors:

Starting goalies: Laurent Brossoit vs. Joey Daccord

The Jets will seek revenge for their 4-3 loss on home ice to the Kraken on Tuesday night.

Winnipeg added veteran forward Tyler Toffoli and D-man Colin Miller in separate deals with the New Jersey Devils at the trade deadline. Neither will make it to Climate Pledge Arena for tonight’s tilt.

Kraken GM Ron Francis didn’t make any more trades after dealing two-way center Alex Wennberg for draft picks earlier this week, but he did sign 33-year-old winger Jordan Eberle to a two-year extension.

Injured Seattle defenseman Vince Dunn, out since getting hurt by a cheap hit on Monday night in Calgary by Flames forward Martin Pospisil, skated on his own Friday morning and won’t be available. Pospisil received a three-game suspension for the hit.

Despite poor special teams numbers the Jets are in second place in the Central Division and have the fifth most points in the NHL.

Young center Gabriel Vilardi has been day-to-day with an upper body injury.

Winnipeg captain Adam Lowry is the son of Seattle assistant coach Dave Lowry. He had a goal and an assist against Seattle three nights ago.

Who’s Hot? And Not?

Although Seattle goalie Philipp Grubauer went to 5-and-1 in his last six starts after making 35 saves for the victory in Calgary, Kraken head coach Dave Hakstol is going with Daccord in net. And why not? He was outstanding in the win Tuesday against the Jets in Winnipeg.

Kraken leading scorer Jared McCann’s has six points over his last three games and has 17 in his last 12.

Veteran forward Jaden Schwartz has two points over his last fourteen games.

Seattle held Jets D-man Josh Morrissey pointless on Tuesday night. Not easy. He entered that game with ten points over his previous five games and 16 over his previous eight.

Mark Scheifele has eight points over his last six games after a three game pointless streak.

Special Teams

The Kraken went 1-for-1 on the power play against the Jets on Tuesday night while Winnipeg went 0-for-2.

Seattle’s PP works successfully 21.1% of the time while the PK is a bit below average at 79.3%.

The Jets have surprisingly poor special teams for the season, at 18% and 77% respectively.

Coming In:

Kraken: 28-23-and-11, in 5th place in the Pacific Division with 67 points, six points back of a Western Conference wild card spot. Seattle beat these Jets 4-3 on Tuesday night in Winnipeg.

Jets: 39-17-and-5, in 2nd place in the Central Division with 83 points. The Jets lost to the Kraken on Tuesday.

Recent Kraken:

— Kraken Sign Eberle To A 2 Year Deal

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.
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