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A Win For The Seattle Kraken

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

The Seattle Kraken scored, the fans rose to their feet and roared, and Nirvana's "Lithium" blared from the loudspeakers. The fans jammed with the voice of the late Kurt Cobain.

"Yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeaaah!"

This was Spokane, Washington, more than four hours east of Seattle by car. But at times it felt like Seattle. It sounded like Seattle.

And the Kraken can only hope this is what the results will be like in Seattle when the regular season starts. In the first preseason game in their history, they defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Sunday, coming back from down 2-0, scoring three power-play goals and outshooting the Canucks 38-14.

"It was exciting coming in," forward Ryan Donato said. "I think we knew how much of a blessing it was to be able to come here with the excitement and everything. I think that got to us a little bit at the beginning. We were kind of playing with nerves, and we were trying to stick so much to our systems.

"But once we got comfortable and played the way we knew that we could, obviously, with our systems and the way we practice, things went well."

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Below watch Riley Sheahan sore the first goal for the Seattle Kraken.

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