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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)
Seattle Kraken right wing Jordan Eberle, right, falls to the ice over Arizona Coyotes goalie Scott Wedgewood, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kraken can’t hold early lead, hand Coyotes first win of season

Seattle jumps ahead 2-0 just one minute in, but Arizona rallies to pull out the 5-4 victory.

Seattle Kraken right wing Jordan Eberle, right, falls to the ice over Arizona Coyotes goalie Scott Wedgewood, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Fans cheer as Seattle Kraken's Jordan Eberle, center, is congratulated by teammates on his third goal of the night against the Buffalo Sabres,, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Eberle’s hat trick leads Kraken over Sabres

Joran Eberle nets the first hat trick in franchise history as Seattle cruises past Buffalo 5-2.

Fans cheer as Seattle Kraken's Jordan Eberle, center, is congratulated by teammates on his third goal of the night against the Buffalo Sabres,, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kraken fall to Oilers 5-2

Seattle finishes up its first 10 games as a franchise at 3-6-1.

Seattle Kraken center Alex Wennberg (21) and New York Rangers center Ryan Strome (16) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Kraken fall 3-1 to Rangers

Igor Shesterkin stopped 31 shots to lead New York past Seattle.

Seattle Kraken center Alex Wennberg (21) and New York Rangers center Ryan Strome (16) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Kraken players celebrate after Haydn Fleury scored against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Fleury scores twice, improving Kraken defeat Wild

Philipp Grubauer stops 30 shots as Seattle tops Minnesota 4-1 for its second straight win.

Seattle Kraken players celebrate after Haydn Fleury scored against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Kraken center Ryan Donato, second from right, celebrates with teammates Jared McCann (16) and Adam Larsson, right, as Montreal Canadiens center Cedric Paquette (13) looks on after Donato scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Seattle. The Kraken won 5-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kraken topple Canadiens 5-1 for first home win

Brandon Tanev scores twice as Seattle nabs its first win at Climate Pledge Arena.

Seattle Kraken center Ryan Donato, second from right, celebrates with teammates Jared McCann (16) and Adam Larsson, right, as Montreal Canadiens center Cedric Paquette (13) looks on after Donato scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Seattle. The Kraken won 5-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks play during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle, in the expansion team's home-opener. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Patterson: Kraken’s first home game was quite the spectacle

Seattle opens Climate Pledge Arena with a loss to Vancouver, but it was a memorable night to witness.

The Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks play during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle, in the expansion team's home-opener. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A worker puts the final touches on woodwork in the Seattle Kraken's locker room at Climate Pledge Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during a media tour ahead of the NHL hockey team's home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Climate Pledge Arena ready for hockey debut

The billion-dollar project will host the Kraken’s first home game on Saturday.

A worker puts the final touches on woodwork in the Seattle Kraken's locker room at Climate Pledge Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, during a media tour ahead of the NHL hockey team's home opener Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks in Seattle. The historic angled roof of the former KeyArena was preserved, but everything else inside the venue, which will also host concerts and be the home of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team, is brand new. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
New Jersey Devils' Ryan Graves (33) knocks down Seattle Kraken's Jared McCann (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kraken end season-opening road trip with loss to Devils

Seattle falls to New Jersey 4-2 and finishes the first five games in franchise history with a 1-3-1 record.

New Jersey Devils' Ryan Graves (33) knocks down Seattle Kraken's Jared McCann (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Seattle Kraken's Jordan Eberle, left, and Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Kraken lose in big in Hakstol’s return to Philadelphia

The Flyers won 6-1 and handed Seattle its most lopsided loss of the young season.

Seattle Kraken's Jordan Eberle, left, and Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist, left, passes in front of Seattle Kraken defenseman Haydn Fleury during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Kraken lose to Blue Jackets in overtime

Brandon Tanev scores and Philipp Grubauer makes 23 saves, but Seattle drops its second game.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist, left, passes in front of Seattle Kraken defenseman Haydn Fleury during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Seattle Kraken left wing Brandon Tanev celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Kraken edge Predators for 1st win in franchise history

Brandon Tanev scores twice and Philipp Grubauer stops 12 shots in the final period as Seattle tops Nashville 4-3.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • By Teresa M. Walker Associated Press
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Seattle Kraken left wing Brandon Tanev celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Seattle Kraken defensemen Jeremy Lauzon (55) and Vince Dunn (29) and center Ryan Donato skate off the ice after the Vegas Golden Knights scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

Kraken take ‘the first step in a long journey’

The franchise loses its inaugural game to Vegas, but rightfully remains focused on the big picture.

Seattle Kraken defensemen Jeremy Lauzon (55) and Vince Dunn (29) and center Ryan Donato skate off the ice after the Vegas Golden Knights scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) blocks the puck in front of Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

Released at last: Kraken rally, drop inaugural game to Knights

Seattle comes back from three goals down to pull even, but falls to Las Vegas 4-3 in the first game in franchise history.

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) blocks the puck in front of Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
Fans wait in line to enter the Angel of the Winds Arena for the Krakens' pre-season game in Everett on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

LIVE UPDATES: Seattle Kraken rise in Everett

Dispatches from the the Angel of the Winds Arena, where the team faced the Edmonton Oilers.

Fans wait in line to enter the Angel of the Winds Arena for the Krakens' pre-season game in Everett on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)