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Kraken Game 37 RECAP: Squids do a little yardwork and win handily 5-1

Seattle’s trip to Toronto yielded nothing but fantastic results!

NHL: Seattle Kraken at Toronto Maple Leafs John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Can’t argue with two points from that emphatic of a win!

But first, the Highlights!

Game Notes:

  • Your TOI Leader for the Kraken was Adam Larsson, who had 26:58 TOI logged, with 6:49 of that being PKing. He had a busy night!
  • I think my favorite thing about the Kraken when they’re rolling, they just play so damn smooth. Dunn’s goal was nice and smooth, the breakout pass to get McCann out on a one-on-one with Murray was smooth...Hell, even Ebs’ shot that was deflected to set up Beniers was smooth, and so was Beniers’ move to get that shot to net. It was more or less effortless work against one of the East’s best teams and it was awesome to watch: the Leafs just didn’t have an answer for the Kraken lurking in every open space they left tonight.
  • Sure, Murray being absolutely disastrous didn’t help but like...man the Leafs just couldn’t figure them out most of this game.
  • Jones had a strong night, given how much he had to work; the only goal against he let up was a deflection which...you need to be precognitive in order to stop. Otherwise, a .963 SV% is something you can take to the bank. When Jones is on, he is on.
  • According to dear leader Dan, when Matty B has a point at all, the Kraken are 9-1-2. This could be best described by the fact that he’s really good and is probably gonna win the Calder, but I like to think it’s the arbiter of all doom for Kraken opponents. The minute he gets on the scoreboard? It’s all but over.
  • Eeli Tolvanen got another power play tally tonight, just proving that he’s gonna be a hard pull from the lineup and that Ron Francis must spend his days going “Ooo! A twenty!” with all the money he finds on a daily basis. Excellent work from him tonight!
  • Betcha wish you kept Jared McCann, don’cha, Toronto?
  • Shane Wright finished the World Juniors a champion, and Matty Beniers is headed to the All-Star Game. Not a bad night at all for the future of the Kraken.
  • Keep Calm, and Post Zoidberg when we win.

Let’s take a look at this game analytically, with some charts from NaturalStatTrick.com!:

Man, Matt Murray sucks. Kraken were shooting from all over.
NaturalStatTrick.com

The Kraken continue their march across Canada, with a stop in Ottawa on Saturday at 4pm PT for the first game of a back-to-back.

Let’s keep this gravy train rolling!