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Kraken lose to Jets in extraordinarily painful fashion

That was so much fun! Until it wasn’t.

Winnipeg Jets v Seattle Kraken Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

I won’t sugar coat it folks: that ending sucked. A lot. Other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln? Let’s check...

...the Highlights!


  • Martin Jones deserved the W and it’s just a bummer he couldn’t get it. He stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced, and through 59:56 of regulation he allowed one goal on more than 4 expected goals, per Natural Stat Trick. If you can’t stomach the full highlight package, be sure to at least watch this one:
  • Gustav Olofsson played a shade over 10 minutes in his Kraken debut and looked solid. He was a plus player in terms of on-ice shot share and looked like he belonged in the NHL. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him at least split games evenly with Cale Fleury should Jamie Oleksiak’s injury linger for some time.
  • Adam Larsson played a whopping 27:52, most on the team. And that all came in the first three periods. Alex Wennberg was the leader in ice time among forwards with over 23 minutes played.
  • If we were to award the opposite of a Davy Jones hat (we’ll take requests as to what that would be) it would have to go to Carson Soucy tonight, sadly. Soucy wasn’t exactly having an outstanding game to begin with — the shot attempts were 19-9 in Winnipeg’s favor at 5-on-5 with Soucy on the ice. But the real kicker was the undisciplined penalty he took with 25 seconds left in a 2-1 game.
  • First of all, you can’t do that. Second of all, you really can’t do that. Thirdly, you’ve got to keep your composure when nursing a one goal lead in the waning seconds of a game. Otherwise, it leads to a 6-on-4 advantage for your opponent and suddenly that one goal lead turns into an overtime loss. All said, please do not attack the man on Twitter — he knows he messed up, and Dave Hakstol sure as hell won’t let him forget it either. Let’s be cool, okay?
  • There were 13 minor penalties in total in this game. They essentially played two full periods at 5-on-5, and one full period where one team had a power play.
  • Seattle scored a power play goal (yay) and gave up two power play goals (boo). They also won the faceoff battle for the second straight game, so that’s nice.
  • The Kraken are 1-7 in franchise history in 3-on-3 overtime. They have yet to net an overtime winner in Climate Pledge Arena.
  • We’ve got three days off with which to dwell on this one, unfortunately. They’ll be back at it on Thursday with a tough matchup against the New York Rangers in Seattle.