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Kraken Game 22 GAMETHREAD! Vs. Buffalo (Round 2)!

The October Sabres are no longer in effect, and their November hasn’t been much better since we last saw them. Let’s go!

Buffalo Sabres v Seattle Kraken Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images

It’s another late rainy afternoon in Seattle, and the Sabres since seeing your Kraken have been uh...not great.

Their early season powers have fully left them; making them 3-6-1 in their last 10, only occasionally picking up wins here and there, but mostly hampered by their defense and especially their goaltending getting putrid all at once, with Craig Andersen seeming to get the brunt of the criticism so far, and it is well earned; dude’s giving up some clunkers.

But here’s the thing...the Sabres are at the very least two things: Fast, and very capable of scoring. Tage Thompson post-Eichel has exploded in point-getting prowess; 10 goals, 5 assists, one of two or three players on the Sabres who are arguably capable of actually shoving the puck up ice in an orderly fashion (alongside Rasmus Asplund and a rebounding Vinnie Hinestroza), and of course, Rasmus Dahlin; doing what he can to get the puck up-ice for this team that has quickly settled back into what they normally are.

And boy, what a depressing statement that is.


Seattle Kraken Lineups

Forward Lines

Marcus Johansson - Alexander Wennberg - Jordan Eberle

Jaden Schwartz - Yanni Gourde - Mason Appleton

Brandon Tanev - Morgan Geekie - Jared McCann

Ryan Donato - Riley Sheahan - Joonas Donskoi

Defense Pairings

Vince Dunn - Adam Larsson

Jamie Oleksiak - Carson Soucy

Haydn Fleury - Will Borgen

Goaltending

Chris Dreidger

Philipp Grubauer

Buffalo Sabres Lineups

Forward Lines

Jeff Skinner - Tage Thompson - Victor Olofsson

Anders Bjork - Zemgus Girgensons - Rasmus Asplund

Brett Murray - Dylan Cozens - Kyle Okposo

Vinnie Hinestroza - Cody Eakin - John Hayden

Defense Pairings

Rasmus Dahlin - Mark Psysyk

Jacob Bryson - Henri Jokiharju

Robert Hagg - Colin Miller

Goaltending

Dustin Tokarski

Aaron Dell


Question of the thread: Strangest thing you’ve ever put hot sauce on and actually liked?