Kraken

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer and teammates hold stuffed salmon before tossing them to fans after an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Friday, April 29, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken won 3-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kraken get 4th overall pick in NHL draft

Seattle had the third-best odds heading into the lottery and slid down one spot.

 

Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers (10) looks to pass against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, April 29, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kraken hope late success will carry into next season

Seattle went 10-12-0 over the final 22 games of an otherwise disappointing inaugural season.

 

Seattle Kraken center Alex Wennberg, left and defenseman Carson Soucy (28) embrace left wing Jared McCann after he scored against the Dallas Stars during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Kraken deliver blow to Stars’ playoff push

Seattle delivered one of its strongest performances this season in a 4-1 victory.

 

Seattle Kraken center Yanni Gourde, second from left, is congratulated by defenseman Carson Soucy (28) and center Colin Blackwell (43) after scoring his second goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of an NHL Hockey game Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken won 4-2. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Trade deadline selloff lands Kraken haul of future draft picks

Seattle picked up 10 picks and two players after a flurry of deals over the past week.

Seattle Kraken center Yanni Gourde, second from left, is congratulated by defenseman Carson Soucy (28) and center Colin Blackwell (43) after scoring his second goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of an NHL Hockey game Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken won 4-2. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Seattle Kraken defenseman Mark Giordano holds his stick during warmups before an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Seattle. Giordano was honored before the game for his 1000th career NHL game, which took place March 5, 2022 on the road against the Washington Capitals. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kraken trade Giordano, Blackwell to Leafs for draft picks

Seattle received second-round picks in 2022 and 2023 and third-rounder in 2024.

Seattle Kraken defenseman Mark Giordano holds his stick during warmups before an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Seattle. Giordano was honored before the game for his 1000th career NHL game, which took place March 5, 2022 on the road against the Washington Capitals. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Kraken's Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during shootout NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, March 12, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Johansson nets game-winner as Kraken hold on in shootout

Seattle blew a two-goal lead in the third period but still snapped a four-game losing streak.

Seattle Kraken's Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during shootout NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, March 12, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Seattle Kraken left wing Marcus Johansson, center, and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin, left, collide while fighting for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Kraken struggle against Maple Leafs, fall 6-2

Seattle allowed three goals in the first period and fell victim to Toronto’s strength on the power play.

Seattle Kraken left wing Marcus Johansson, center, and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin, left, collide while fighting for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) makes a save in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Grubauer, Kraken blank Islanders 3-0 for franchise’s 1st shutout

Philipp Grubauer had 19 saves and Jared McCann, Mason Appleton and Vince Dunn each scored.

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) makes a save in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) checks Seattle Kraken center Mason Appleton, rear, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pastmak scores twice, Kraken lose tight game with Bruins

Seattle falls 3-2 for its second straight one-goal loss.

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) checks Seattle Kraken center Mason Appleton, rear, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Seattle Kraken left wing Jared McCann (16) is triple-teamed by New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93), left wing Alexis Lafrenière (13), and defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Late goal halts Kraken comeback in 3-2 loss to Rangers

Seattle tied the game at 2-2 late in the final period, but New York answered back with 34 seconds left.

Seattle Kraken left wing Jared McCann (16) is triple-teamed by New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93), left wing Alexis Lafrenière (13), and defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Seattle Kraken's Adam Larsson (6) celebrates with Calle Jarnkrok after scoring the winning goal in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Larsson scores Kraken’s first OT winner to beat Penguins 2-1

Philipp Grubauer had 23 saves and Seattle ended Pittsburgh’s six-game winning streak.

Seattle Kraken's Adam Larsson (6) celebrates with Calle Jarnkrok after scoring the winning goal in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Seattle Kraken's Calle Jarnkrok (19) tumbles in front of Nashville Predators' Alexandre Carrier in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kraken fall to Predators 4-2

Seattle led twice but couldn’t hold on in a loss to Nashville.

Seattle Kraken's Calle Jarnkrok (19) tumbles in front of Nashville Predators' Alexandre Carrier in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) looks on as Kraken center Calle Jarnkrok (19) clears the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Appleton, Grubauer lead Kraken to 5-3 win over Panthers

Seattle scored three goals in the second period and knocked off the NHL’s points leaders.

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) looks on as Kraken center Calle Jarnkrok (19) clears the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Kraken defenseman Vince Dunn (29) is greeted by teammates after he scored a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kraken snap 9-game losing streak, beat Blackhawks 3-2 in SO

Seattle overcame a standout effort by Chicago goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for a much-needed win.

Seattle Kraken defenseman Vince Dunn (29) is greeted by teammates after he scored a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates Alex Iafallo (19), Anze Kopitar, center and Matt Roy (3) as Seattle Kraken right wing Joonas Donskoi (72) and Seattle Kraken center Calle Jarnkrok (19) react during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Kraken’s losing streak reaches 9 after loss to Kings

Seattle produced just 18 shots on goal as their losing streak continued to climb towards double digits.

Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates Alex Iafallo (19), Anze Kopitar, center and Matt Roy (3) as Seattle Kraken right wing Joonas Donskoi (72) and Seattle Kraken center Calle Jarnkrok (19) react during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Kraken defenseman Carson Soucy (28) goes down as Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kraken walloped by Penguins

Pittsburgh scored twice early and never looked back in handing Seattle a 7-1 loss.

Seattle Kraken defenseman Carson Soucy (28) goes down as Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Kraken center Mason Appleton (22) carries the puck past Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk (13) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Kraken blast Sabers with season-high 7 goals

Jared McCann and Mason Appleton each scored two goals in the win.

Seattle Kraken center Mason Appleton (22) carries the puck past Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk (13) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Seattle Kraken defenseman Vince Dunn, left, greets center Jared McCann after McCann scored a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with an assist from Dunn during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Johanssons late winner gives Kraken win over Hurricanes

The goal with just over 3 minutes to play lifts Seattle to a 2-1 victory.

Seattle Kraken defenseman Vince Dunn, left, greets center Jared McCann after McCann scored a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with an assist from Dunn during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Kraken center Jared McCann (16) shoots and scores against Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Kraken snap six-game skid with 5-2 win over Capitals

Seattle scored three goals in the second period and beat surging Washington.

Seattle Kraken center Jared McCann (16) shoots and scores against Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate right wing Evgenii Dadonov's goal against Seattle Kraken goaltender Chris Driedger during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Kraken lose to Golden Knights to cap short road trip

Seattle falls to Las Vegas 4-2 and will return home after two difficult losses on the road.

The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate right wing Evgenii Dadonov's goal against Seattle Kraken goaltender Chris Driedger during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)