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The Seattle Kraken Drop Their First Game

from Bob Condor of the Kraken website,

This night didn't end with a storybook finish for the Kraken, but no fan should feel cheated or worried. The Seattle squad went toe-blade to toe-blade with one of the league's favorites to win the Pacific Division and Stanley Cup.

The Kraken dug in right to the end with Jordan Eberle ending the game how he and his linemates started the game - with a near-miss scoring chance. The film and analytics will show lots of positives from this game. There's reason to be excited about the rest of this five-game road trip - and the full season ahead.

"We will take a lot of good things we did and build on them," Dave Hakstol said during the post-game media availability. "We will try to fix one or two things but no more. We have short practice tomorrow, then get on a plane to get ready for Game 2 in Nashville."

Hakstol acknowledged that the last couple days of COVID protocol uncertainty was "a challenging last 40 hours for our group." He praised his team and likely believes it built chemistry through shared adversity (my words, not his): "That we were down three-nothing [in this building} and pushed back, it says a lot about sticking together. We're disappointed we didn't get the two points."


Watch the game highlights below.

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