The Seattle Kraken had yet to win a game and had only scored three goals in their four previous games, but the Carolina Hurricanes were a cure for those ills as the Kraken exploded for three goals in the first period and went on to beat the Canes, 7-4 on Thursday night in Seattle.
Carolina was outshooting the home team 21-14 after one period, but went to the locker room behind 3-1.
The Canes need serious improvement from all positions as the forwards, defensemen, and goaltending all seem out of step in their own end compared to last season.
While they have scored 24 goals so far this year, they have also allowed 24 goals which is by far and away the worst in the league.
Jesper Fast tipped in a Slavin shot for the lone Carolina goal in the first period for his first of the season.
The second period was kind of quiet. The only goal scored was a powerplay goal by the Kraken as they took a 4-1 lead. That was it for Antti Raanta as Brind’Amour sent in Pyotr Kochetkov after the goal, who was just recalled from the AHL.
Raanta allowed four goals on 18 shots while Kochetkov went the rest of the way and allowed 2 goals on 17 shots.
The Hurricanes made a game of it in the third period as Jarvis scored twice and Jesperi Kotkamieni scored from in close but the Kraken did not go away and scored twice more themselves, then added an empty netter for their third goal of the period.
The loss puts the Canes at 3-2-0 for the season. Next up will be the Avs in Colorado on Saturday night.
- Dmitry Orlov continues to struggle with his plus/minus and was -3 in this game.
- Slavin played a team high 20:55 while Brendan Lemieux played a team low, 8:43. Lemieux made the most of his time as he had one hit, a roughing penalty, and then a five minute major for fighting.
- Brett Pesce was credited with a team high four blocked shots.
- Jarvis had a team high five shots on goal and now has four goals for the young season.
Game Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/GS020060.HTM
Event Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/ES020060.HTM