This week was an OK one as we saw the Seattle Kraken went 2-2-0 as they took on the Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, & the New York Rangers. First two games this week were at home in Seattle, while the other two were on the road in Pittsburgh and in New York City. Let’s take a look back at the week that was:
Home ice win vs the Florida Panthers (1/23/22)
Predators hold off the Kraken (1/25/22)
Another franchise first, Kraken win in OT @ Penguins (1/27/22)
Heartbreaking loss in the Big Apple to the Rangers (1/30/22)
How’s it Kraken? My thoughts on the week
I have to say things have been going rather well as of late for the Kraken. Since the losing streak, they have won 4 of their last 7 games overall. Definitely a step up from a long losing streak that’s for sure. It was nice to see victories against two of the top teams in the league in the Florida Panthers and Pittsburgh Penguins. As I mentioned previously, upsetting and winning one or two of this weeks four games would be a great thing to be positive and happy about. Those wins this week were very gutsy and played with heart.
The losses against the Predators and Rangers were against two of the more recently hot teams, especially the New York Rangers. All that team seems to do lately is win. Anyway, overall it was a pretty solid week to be a Kraken fan. The only complaint I and probably others had is that the Kraken weren’t able to force overtime and secure a point against the Rangers when they should have after tying the game up on a late Yanni Gourde power play goal. You should definitely secure a point at bare minimum. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. Next week is a short one as the Kraken will play back to back games on the road against the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders. Then it’s All Star weekend in Las Vegas…don’t forget to cheer on Kraken All-Star Jordan Eberle & the Pacific Division. Let’s see what happens next week…stay tuned Seattle!
Tuesday (2/1/22)- Seattle Kraken @ Boston Bruins 7pm EST/4pm PST
Wednesday (2/2/22)- Seattle Kraken @ New York Islanders 7pm EST, 4pm PST
*No games rest of the week (All Star break)