(Montreal) It was considered a historic game – the first in 100 years between Montreal Canadians and a professional hockey club in Seattle – but it was memorable.
Seattle Kraken scored two goals in a 1:57 break in the second period on Tuesday night on their way to an easy 5-1 win over the Canadians.
Jordan Eberley, Brandon Thanev, twice, hit the target for Yanni Gourde and Ryan Donato Kraken (2-4-1), the new NHL team signing on for the first home win in their history.
Mike Hoffman was the lone retaliator in the Canadian camp (1-6-0).
“We shot each other on many occasions and they took advantage of it. There were turnover in dangerous areas, which led to unnecessary attacks on us. We knew it, we knew it. And they paid us for it. It turned sides in the second period, and it made a difference,” he said. Captured by head coach Dominic Ducharm.
Goalkeeper Jake Allen, who was left to himself for most of the game, made 21 appearances in front of the Hobbs net, while his opponent Philip Grobour denied 23 shots.
It was the first game between the Blue-Blank-Rouge and the Seattle franchise – formerly known as the Metropolitan – from 1919 or 102 years ago.
Prior to the meeting, Kraken also used the opportunity to hoist the 1917 Metropolitan Stanley Cup Champions banner.
The Canadian, who wished for a second consecutive victory, wanted a quick end to the Kraken festivities. But for him things started badly – again.
There were only 62 seconds in the game when Eberley started scoring for 32 runsE NHL discount.
Hoffman then used the hard work behind Brendan Gallagher’s home net to slide the disc into an empty cage and tie the game.
In less than four minutes, Tanev gave his team the lead, with Kraken returning to the locker room 2-1 at the first break.
Focusing on the second and third part, one felt that the break allowed Ducharme’s men to regain their composure. Wrong.
Lack of time, tough play and irregular changes on the Montreal bench allowed Kraken to hit twice in just 1:57.
6:56 Gourde first put in a fine individual maneuver to beat Allen with the backhand after the game, then Kubeser set the table for the second goal of the game – and fifth this season – for Tanev at 8:53, bringing the score to 4. -1 in favor of Kraken.
Donato added insult to injury in the third season and enjoyed the second win in their young history on the Washington State Club Betman Tour.
“If there are options, if you do not implement, and if you make wrong decisions … these are the times when you have to manage. If you do well, everything comes together. But without it, the chain would break, the wheel would break and the same thing happened tonight, ”Ducharm said.
In the absence of the injured Jake Evans, Cedric Pacquiao pivoted the fourth unit completed by Arthuri Lehkonen and Joel Armia. No other changes were made to the CH formation.
After his duel with Kraken, the Canadian will continue his four-game journey across the American West Coast by visiting the Sharks in San Jose on Thursday night.