The Seattle Kraken returned to Washington on Friday to wrap up the back end of their home-and-home series with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. After beating the Flames on Wednesday, they went back to work against the same Oilers that shellacked them earlier in the week, this time at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. This time around, it was much more competitive and the outcome was much better.
Overall, the game did not have a high goal count, but there were plenty of shots and action around goalies Joey Daccord (SEA), Philipp Grubauer (SEA) and Stuart Skinner (EDM). They all saw their fill of shots, saving a combined 64 of 67 (.955 save percentage), with Skinner giving up two goals, Grubauer giving up one and Daccord going a perfect 8 for 8.
Seattle tied the game with under a minute remaining in regulation and the goaltender on the bench for the extra attacker. Jaden Schwartz was the momentary hero for the Kraken after the Brendan Perlini swan song continued, with his third goal vs. Seattle this preseason early in the second period.
Center Jared McCann continued his hot play, with the Kraken game-winner with under a minute remaining in the overtime period. The “home” team outshot Edmonton 41–26 in the contest.
⚓ On Thursday, the Kraken announced that (D) Ryker Evans, (F) Brent Gates, (F) Tye Kartye, (F) Ryan Lohin, (F) Cole Mackay, (G) Francis Marotte, (F) Jacob Melanson, and (C) Ryan Winterton had all been released from camp or re-assigned to their junior club.
⚓ Postgame, they announced that (G) Antoine Bibeau, (D) Connor Carrick, (D) Cale Fleury and (F) Gustav Olofsson had been waived. This means they are probably headed to the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. Forward Luke Henman was sent to Charlotte outright.
Antoine Bibeau (SEA), Connor Carrick (SEA), Cale Fleury (SEA), Gustav Olofsson (SEA), Tanner Kaspick (STL), Matthew Peca (STL), Nolan Stevens (STL), Maxime Lagace (TB), Otto Somppi (TB), Daniel Walcott (TB), Shane Gersich (WSH), Lucas Johansen (WSH) and Dylan McIlrath (WSH).
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 2, 2021
⚓ The Kraken face the Flames again, in Kent, Washington, tonight. The puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. PDT.