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Squid Words: Game time

The latest roundup of news and links about the Kraken’s first games

Seattle Kraken v Nashville Predators Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Wecome to Squid Words, the place you can find all the links and tweets about the latest goings-on surrounding your favorite hockey team, the Seattle Kraken.

What’s Kraken

  • The keys have officially been turned over from construction crew to arena staff at Climate Pledge Arena
  • Seattle notched their first win in a very physical game in Nashville on Thursday [DJLR]
  • They did it with a third period in which their only shot on goal was Brandon Tanev’s empty netter
  • Seattle made a handful of roster moves, most notably putting forward Marcus Johansson on injured reserve [DJLR]
  • The Kraken released (no pun intended) a new mobile app that will be the home of all your digital tickets, access to free transportation, and more [Seattle Kraken]
  • DirecTv struck a deal with ROOT Sports NW just in time for Thursday’s broadcast [Awful Announcing]
  • Climate Pledge Arena made Impossible Food the official burger of the arena [Daily Record]
  • A couple of Kraken prospects scored this week in their respective junior leagues, including fifth-round pick Jacob Melanson:
  • And first-round pick Matty Beniers also got on the board twice:

Around the NHL

  • Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was suspended one game for a retaliatory punch on Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Joseph [WIIM]
  • Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog was suspended two games for boarding Chicago’s Kirby Dach [MHH]
  • Jack Hughes staked a claim for goal of the year and celly of the year with an overtime winner against Chicago
  • Aaron Ekblad, on the other hand, is the early frontrunner for funniest goal of the year
  • The Boston Bruins named Jeremy Swayman their first opening night starter not named Tuukka Rask since 2011 [NBC Sports]
  • The Buffalo Sabres won a game. By four goals, to boot [DBTB]
  • Alex Ovechkin moved past Marcel Dionne into 5th place in career NHL goals when he scored twice in the Capitals’ season opener [RMNB]
  • And last but not least, the Philadelphia Flyers