Game 4 RECAP: Kraken Even up series with 3-2 Overtime WIN!

Photography by @Jennthulhu on Instagram


But first, the Highlights!:

Game Notes:

  • Your TOI Leader was Adam Larsson with 26:49 logged!
  • This was the p e r f e c t response game for the Kraken. Full stop. They played well enough to beat the Avs on Saturday, but couldn’t handle the Avs stars. This game, they didn’t give them a chance.
  • The Kraken’s forecheck completely swallowed most of Colorado’s game tonight, limiting them to a stunningly low amount of shots. This forced the Avs to pick and choose and work hard for their offense all night and it clearly frustrated them badly
  • Seattle scored first again! That’s been a huge part of their success these playoffs and I can’t overstate how important doing that in Denver is going to be on Wednesday night; it’s frustrating the Avs something fierce.
  • Cale Makar is not making any friends this playoffs, especially now that Jared McCann will be missing time due to his direct intervention. Let’s hope that Makar gets his just deserts from the league, because the alternative won’t be pretty.

Let’s Give a Hand To:

  • THE POWER PLAY IS (kind of) FIXED! HAKSTOL DID SOMETHING! Two for Five on the Power Play and both of them MASSIVE goals.
  • Philipp Grubauer did really well! In fairness, he didn’t have to do a whole lot but for a good portion of the game he was absolutely fantastic down the stretch in the third, and of course gave them a fighting chance in overtime. Excellent work by the German Gentleman tonight!
  • Big Billy Will Borgen got his first ever playoff goal and not a moment too soon, sending the roof of Climate Pledge into orbit.
  • Daniel Sprong who had two points tonight for your Kraken; first on the Power Play with a goal, and then with the quick thinking to drop the puck back to an open Eberle.
  • Jordan Eberle, who after fighting it for most of the game…managed to put it all away with a REALLY tight shot. Try not to hold his “making a hockey town” comment against him; not everybody was going to Kent on a cold February Friday to keep the flame of Seattle hockey alive like you were.

Let’s all Re-Live this win through the Charts!:

The Kraken go back on the road to Denver, and look to take the series lead on Wednesday. That game drops the puck at 6:30pm PT.

We will see you there, and remember:

Keep Calm, and Post Zoidberg When We Win.