The Need to Knows
The Time: 7pm
The Place: Climate Pledge Arena in beautiful Seattle, Washington
Place to Watch: ROOT Northwest
Place to Listen: KJR 93.3
An Opposing Viewpoint: Fear the Fin
Know Your Enemy
- Erik Karlsson was considered dead to rights as an NHL player the last couple of years and now he uh...is good again. He’s got 29 points in 22 games, and leads the Sharks in goals with 11.
- The non-defenseman leading scorer for the Sharks is Logan Couture with 10 goals in 21 games.
- Timo Meier is the guy to watch if the Sharks end up on the power play, as he leads them in power play scoring with 4.
- Goaltending is a little wonky for the Sharks right now, but they’re currently getting decent results out of James Reimer, who has a .906 SV%. Neither of their goalies have winning records at the moment, however.
The Kraken are back in the winning column, and things look like they’re getting back on track! The injured Jamie Oleksiak is practicing in a regular sweater, so they’re due for some reinforcements in the near future. Which is good! Because the road after the Meal is gonna be a little tougher than you’d like, and they’re gonna be facing a Sharks squad today that are coming off of something they haven’t had much of since the year started: a win.
The Sharks are a team that struggles to do a lot of things lately, but one thing they seem to be fairly good at, if nothing else, is getting high-danger chances, currently sitting at 8th overall in the league at high-danger shot attempts for percentage, and leading that charge is the redeemed Erik Karlsson, back from the ageless earth to stunt on these young men who declared him dead on arrival. That said, they aren’t getting the goaltending nor the team defense to back it up like the Kraken are, so this could be either a tight matchup like the last couple of games have been...or over far before it begins.
Either way, it should be a fun contest! We’ll see if the Kraken can keep the puck moving at 7!