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Kraken [insert hunting pun here] Predators, win 5-1

They simply cannot be stopped right now

Nashville Predators v Seattle Kraken Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Folks, say it with me:

The Seattle Kraken are good.

It was a great team win, and we’ll dig a little more into it.

But first, the highlights!

Game notes

  • The first period was an absolute breeze for Seattle, thanks to Jordan Eberle’s idea of ripping a slapper at the net early just to warm things up. He’ll have to send a fruit basket Juuse Saros’ way for this one. In addition to giving the Kraken a 1-0 lead less than a minute into the game, this goal also gifted us this wonderous shot.
Nashville Predators v Seattle Kraken Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images
  • Big Billy Borgen notched his second of the year, ensuring this blog’s continued promotion of all things Borgen. He also had a season-high 19:11 minutes of ice time.
  • André Burakovsky had himself a fantastic night, especially in the first period. He set up both Eberle’s first goal and Borgen’s goal with great patience plays and pristine passing. That patience paid of for him later in the period when he scored his fourth of the year.
  • Seattle weathered the storm in the second period, when Nashville came back with 25 shot attempts to Seattle’s 13. Only 11 made it on net and Martin Jones made some big saves to keep the lead comfortable. The only goal allowed came from a Filip Forsberg breakaway, which he kickstarted by blocking a Will Borgen shot in his own defensive zone. Sometimes you just gotta tip your cap to the opponent, that was a nice play. Thankfully it was the only one that found twine.
  • The third period might’ve been the most even of the three, but the only goal scored came from Brandon Tanev. I don’t know how often you can call an empty net goal “gritty,” but I’m definitely doing so with this one.
  • Jamie Oleksiak didn’t play in the third period. He took an awkward shot to the knee and didn’t return. If he can’t go by Sunday, expect Cale Fleury to suit up on defense.
  • The Kraken have won five straight, extending their franchise-best winning streak.

The Seattle Kraken are good.