The Seattle Kraken couldn’t hold on to the lead and lost to Carolina 3-2 in overtime. On the back of goalie Joey Daccord’s best game of the season, and setting the franchise record for saves in a game (42), the team once again could not muster much on offense. Riding the hot hand, the Kraken went with Daccord in the net. Do not be surprised if the team pulls a Martin Jones and rolls with Joey D as he is the only Kraken goalie with a win this year (in all fairness he’s the only goalie with any goal support). Lucky for him, he has been playing well and for right now is ‘the guy’, or so it appears.
The Kraken entered this game 2-4-1 and really needed to right this ship. The biggest key to victory was the Kraken scoring, and they did just that.
This game was fun to watch from the start. If you missed this one, and with a 4:00 PM start time, you might have, here is what you missed.
The first period was electric. The Kraken needed to get up early on Carolina and they did. Oliver Bjorkstrand opened the scoring halfway through the first. A nifty goal put the team up 1-0, on an under performing Frederik Andersen. Watch the replay, dude made a great hands-move, and scored a great goal. Snipers be sniping.
Shortly after Devin Shore scored his first with the Kraken, on a nice little backhand. Kraken up 2-0. The Hurricanes were able to beat Daccord towards the end of the period to make the game 2-1.
The second period started with a Carolina push, and a few Daccord saves. Tye Kartye created an awesome neutral zone turnover that led to a huge scoring chance for Jordan Eberle. Dude was just not able to finish. The Kraken pushed back with a pair of low quality shots, and a top end chance by Kartye. The kid is starting to really play well.
Carolina really controlled this period, leading the Kraken in shots 24-13 with 8 minutes remaining. The Kraken defenders did a great job of limiting Carolina to low quality shots from bad angles (Carolina basically threw a lot of pucks on net). Daccord was as good as he had to be. Sebastian Aho narrowly missed a semi-breakaway as he looked like he was shot out of a cannon. Boy that kid can fly.
Carolina really showed how good their defensemen were as well, as nearly each of the Kraken’s shots in the second came from outside of the faceoff circles. Really lousy angles. After the second the Hurricanes outshot the Kraken 31-14. Yikes.
The third period was Daccord’s opportunity to get a statement win. Could he hold onto the 1-goal lead and secure his (the the team’s) third win of the season? The Kraken came out skating hard and were able to match the initial push by the Canes. The hyper aggressive Daccord was caught out of net multiple times, but did not surrender a goal while out on sabbatical. I appreciate you, Daccord, keeping my blood pressure up.
Good looking out guy.
Daccord made multiple saves during Carolina’s final push, but not enough. Too many players in red jerseys flooded the house, leading to a late period goal, and a 2-2 tie. This one was not Joey’s fault. Regulation ended and the team went to overtime.
Both teams had their chances but Carolina buried one late, winning the game 3-2.
- Carolina outshot the Kraken 46-25 . Not too many games where the other team just works you and you survive.
- Power play could not get anything going, again.
- The big guys went silent. Both of the Seattle Kraken goals came from secondary and tertiary scoring.
- Carolina Won.
- The Seattle Kraken were able to make the most of their chances early.
- Tye Kartye was the most exciting player on either team. If this kid keeps playing like this, he is going to force the team to keep him playing significant minutes.
- Joey Daccord played amazing. I am not sure how he does it, but he is the hot hand. Ride the hot hand. This loss was not his fault. Dude had 42 saves.
- The Kraken got a point out of this.
The Seattle Kraken played an average game and could not come away with a win on the road. That sucks. Savor the flavor Carolina, because if these two teams were to play down the road, it may not happen again. Joey Daccord is playing well in net, in spite of his ‘at times overaggressive play’. Whatever, it makes for a fun game.
The team takes on the Florida Panthers this Saturday as the road trip continues.
Fear the deep!