The clock has struck midnight on the amazing year two for the Seattle Kraken. Seattle lost game Game 7 against the Dallas Stars, 2-1 and head home. Eliminated. The season is now officially over.
Damn. Just like that over. The Kraken were exciting to the end. Even with 9 seconds left, the Kraken were tough. If not for a bad bounce over Jordan Eberle ‘s stick the game would have been tied and headed to overtime.
What a ride, what a series, and what a season.
Roope Hintz, you look like Quint from Jaws. I hate you.
Game 7 was everything hockey fans wanted it to be sans the Kraken winning. I honestly thought that the Kraken would win in 7, and was spot on the entire series. Such a bummer. Tonight, we will let this one sting. It’s ok. Ugh.
Tomorrow we can look at how amazing this season was and how bright the future is for our Kraken.
Tip your cap to Dallas. They are the best team in the postseason and a damn near mirror image of our boys. Well, a mirror image of our boys with star power. Goalie Phillipp Grubauer was amazing. He was the only reason this game was not 4-0 earlier in the game. He was the lone reason that this was a game. This entire postseason the theme has been the Kraken’s depth. No real super star, just 4 incredibly deep and solid lines.
Dallas is loaded with star talent, and equally deep lines. No shame in losing this one, just massive heartache. Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger finally showed up, even though he did not really have to make any tough saves. Dallas was all over the Seattle forecheck and took the Kraken out of their game. The Stars neutralized the Kraken’s speed and controlled the time of possession. The only thing that the Kraken really did well was block shots. Dallas dominated the faceoff circle, and just worked us into submission.
We looked flat. We looked tired. Dallas looked like they were fired out of a cannon. No excuses, Dallas beat us. Give credit where credit is due.
Here is to hoping Dallas kicks the crap out of Vegas.
The Kraken played their tails off and fans should be proud. Great season fellas. Sad and disappointed right now, but tomorrow we can smile looking back at how truly amazing this team was all season. Goodnight Seattle, we love you.
Fear the deep!