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Kraken Game 79 RECAP: Seattle blows out Chicago in 7-3 WIN!

Kraken goalie Philipp Grubauer makes a stick save on a Chicago Blackhawks forward
Photo by Jenn

Man, can’t fault that kind of effort against a team like Chicago! There’s only three more games left in the regular season before we begin worrying more about one team than any other!

But first, the Highlights!

Game Notes:

  • Your TOI leader was Vince Dunn, who logged a svelte 22:22 tonight!
  • This was surprisingly a lot closer than you might expect; Chicago had a ton of players trying out for next year or to get traded at the draft and were trying as hard as humanly possible. The Kraken actually had to lock things down for longer stretches and battle hard. Thankfully, they managed to hang on, both of their goalies kept the door closed, and whenever Chicago made a mistake? They paid for it dearly.
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  • Both goalies played tonight in an arrangement that started with Martin Jones, who finished his night with an .833 SV%, maybe not the best, but Philipp Grubauer finished things up with a clean sheet. I imagine they’ll be trying this arrangement for Monday’s contest against Arizona just with Grubauer starting to get a real feel on which is the starter for the postseason.
  • The Kraken have a real shot at making it to 100 points this year. Who on earth thought we’d be in this spot last year? Let’s see if they can make a little more magic happen.
  • With these two points, they’re locked up in Wild Card spot #1 (or 7th place in the West, if you’re a proponent of the 1-thru-8 method), with nobody being capable of catching them. Their foe as of right now appears to be the Dallas Stars, but we’ll keep you posted on whether or not that changes to the Minnesota Wild as we begin our playoff coverage.

Let’s give a hand to:

  • Jamie Oleksiak, who had an unreal night for the Kraken; 3 assists, two of them secondary getting the ball rolling for Eeli Tolvanen and Adam Larsson, and another primary, principally off of pinballing a goal in from Jordan Eberle. He earned his first star today.
  • Daniel Sprong, who joins Oleksiak in the 3-point club with another goal and two assists on Yanni Gourde and Morgan Geekie’s tallies. Remember, this player started the year on a PTO.
  • Jared McCann, who now only has to score one more goal to be a certified 40 goal scorer. This will no doubt drive the commenters over at Pension Plan Puppets nuts.

Keep Calm, and Post Zoidberg When We Win.

Let’s take a look at this game from the charts at!

The Kraken get Easter off, as you’d expect, and then get right back at it as they host the Arizona Coyotes at Mullett Arena in Tempe. Puck drop is at 7pm PT.