RECAP: Kraken take their lumps from Calgary Flames, lose 4–1


The Seattle Kraken played as the home team against the Calgary Flames, at accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, on Saturday, but there was no home cooking.  Calgary went up 3–0 before the Kraken were able to get on the scoreboard, and Seattle ended up taking a 4–1 loss.

The Flames scored their first goal with 17 seconds remaining in the first period, on the power play, from Byron Froese.  Defenseman Michael Stone scored his second of the preseason (and second against Seattle) three minutes into the second period.  Five minutes later, Glenn Gawdin gave Calgary a three-goal lead just five minutes later, shorthanded.

For the Kraken, Vince Dunn scored his first for Seattle, on the power play, at the midway point of the second period.  That was all the offense that fans would get from the home team.

Connor Mackey scored the only goal of the third period, with under 10 minutes remaining in regulation, which ended up just being another insurance goal.  Calgary had only 13 total shots on net but made the most of those shots.  Kraken goalie Chris Driedger continued to struggle this preseason, making only nine saves (.652 sv%).

Anchor points

⚓ Without many bright points for the Kraken, Vince Dunn was as assist shy of a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, fight)

⚓ Joonas Donskoi had an assist but was also minus three on the night

The Kraken will travel to Vancouver to face the Canucks for their final preseason game, on Tuesday. Vancouver will be looking for some revenge for their loss against Seattle to open the preseason.  The puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. PDT.

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