Kraken vs Canucks live updates: score, stats, news for Seattle Climate Pledge Arena home opener
Granger: Seattle is first on the board with a laser shot from Vince Dunn’s wrist. He hesitated just enough to avoid the shot blocker and tore it deep behind Thatcher Demko’s glove to give the Kraken a 1-0 lead.
Dunn will be in the record books, but Philipp Grubauer deserves a ton of credit. He really held the Kraken in that game despite dominating Vancouver possession for most of the period. To Seattle’s credit, the Kraken kept most of the shots out, but Grubauer had to be sharp and he was. He’s at an angle with his feet set for each shot and directs rebounds out of the lunge – a big reason Seattle leads after a period.
Day : Vancouver’s penalty kill continues to be its Achilles heel. The Kraken didn’t score directly on the power play, but they created a great chance of danger and with the lag extended after the penalty expired, they finally found the back of the net. The shorthanded Canucks were 26th in the NHL before the win, but they also allowed three more goals from extended stretches before penalties. Hard pill to swallow for the Canucks after a first period where they played well evenly.
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