Kraken vs. Penguins RECAP: Agonizing effort leads to agonizing results, Kraken lose 6-1

First Period:

So hey! Remember when the Kraken gave up early goals in the first five minutes?

Well we’re back to that again. cool. Jeff Carter cashed in on a bizarre sequence that put the puck over his shoulder in spite of not showing pass. 1-0 Pens.

Things didn’t improve, as Sidney Crosby fought like hell to get the puck in past Dearest Grubert on the doorstep, and ultimately cashed in. 2-0 Pens.

And just when you thought you could escape, salt rubbed particularly into my old wounds as a hockey fan saw this team give up another bizarre bouncer to Danton Heinen, a person you’d swear was made up unless you saw him in front of you…after which you’d accuse me of making him in Blender. 3-0 Pens.

The period ended, and the Kraken had to deal with the fact they were down three goals in a fashion they are all too familiar with.

Second Period:

Things got a little better! Jordan Eberle on an absolutely fantastic passing play got the Kraken on the board! 3-1 Pens.

And then, it was like magic. An awful spiteful wizard magic, but magic, nonetheless.

The wheels fell completely off like an old rubberhouse cartoon.

The Wheels…




Kraken headed into the third down by four, and not looking much better afterwards.

Third Period:

Man, do you really need to know what happened here?

Alright, well, the only other thing that happened of note was Jake Guentzel capitalizing again on the Kraken’s lackadaisical defensive efforts, solidifying the score at 6-1, all but ensuring that the Kraken’s fate was sealed.

Kraken Lose. Pain abounds.

Game Notes:

The Kraken get a couple of days to themselves, and then return on Thursday night, where they take on the Winnipeg Jets at Climate Pledge Arena. That game starts at 7pm PST.

We’ll see you there.