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Kraken to Face the Colorado Avalanche in Round One

round one Sea vs Col game graphic

And just like that, the opponent makes their appearance.

Following their “closer than it should be” win over the Predators, the Colorado Avalanche not only clinch the regular season title for the Central Division, but punch their ticket to be Seattle’s first ever postseason dance partner, starting on Tuesday night.

A quick preview before we overwhelm you with charts and stuff later on this weekend

Believe it or not, this is actually one of the more favorable matchups for Seattle, since not only did their season series end 2-1-1 in favor of the Kraken, they’re also inarguably healthier than Colorado right now. The Avs played an impressive season to be sure after losing so much of what made them Stanley Cup Champions the year prior, but they’re running on fumes now. Just take a look at how many players are on injured reserve for the Avs right now; a good number of these guys could make this a much harder beat than expected, but now…they’re on level 9.

The Kraken of course will be missing Burakovsky, but the playing field for these two are now much more even than I think even the most optimistic could expect.

Playoff Series Schedule

  • Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm PT, @ Colorado
    • Broadcast on ESPN, SN360, TVAS
  • Thursday, April 20 at 6:30pm PT @ Colorado
    • Broadcast on ESPN, SN360, FX, TVAS
  • Saturday, April 22 at 7pm PT, @ Seattle 
    • Broadcast on TBS, SN360, TVAS
  • Monday, April 24 at 7pm PT, @ Seattle
    • TBS, SN360, TVAS
  • Wednesday, April 26 @ Colorado, Time TBD
    • If Necessary
  • Friday, April 28 @ Seattle, Time TBD
    • If Necessary
  • Sunday, April 30, @ Colorado, Time TBD
    • If Necessary

The Postseason for Seattle, for the first time in nearly 100 years, begins on Tuesday.


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