This is a matchup the Kraken are probably trying to avoid a bad L to, not that it's been an easy road for Seattle to take: the Caps are GOOD.
Kuznetsov still cooking, their depth coming in clutch. Goaltending has at least stabilized a bit…and Alex Ovechkin. Old man Ovi. Still a total nightmare around the circles. Probably the best goalscorer of his generation.
In short, this could get rough in a hurry if the Kraken don't come out strong.
Lines for the Kraken (projected)
Jordan Eberle — Alex Wennberg — Marcus Johansson
Jaden Schwartz — Yanni Gourde — Calle Jarnkrok
Brandon Tanev — Jared McCann — Joonas Donskoi
Colin Blackwell — Morgan Geekie — Ryan Donato
Mark Giordano — Jamie Oleksiak
Jeremy Lauzon — Adam Larsson
Carson Soucy — Vince Dunn
Caps lines (projected)
Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby — Connor McMichael — T.J. Oshie
Conor Sheary — Aliaksei Protas — Daniel Sprong
Carl Hagelin — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway
Martin Fehervary — John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen
Trevor van Riemsdyk — Justin Schultz
Question of the thread!: Ever been to DC?