The Seattle Kraken have officially hit the 150-game mark in franchise history, marking the occasion with a 2-1 overtime victory over the San Jose Sharks. Over that time, they have compiled a record of 65-72-13, which ranks 24th in points percentage. Here is a look at some facts and figures from their first century and a half of games in the NHL.
Best Record Against Single Opponent: Buffalo Sabres
While the opponent the Kraken have the most wins and points from are the Sharks, the team they have the best record against is the Buffalo Sabres. The two have met four times over the past two seasons, with Seattle going 4-0, outscoring Buffalo 21-10 in the process. In each of the four games, Seattle has scored at least four games, while Buffalo has never held a lead going into an intermission against the Kraken.
The most memorable win against the Sabres took place on Nov. 4, 2021. On that day, Seattle pulled off a 5-2 victory in what was their third home victory in franchise history. This was also the night Jordan Eberle became the first player in Kraken history to score a hat trick, scoring three straight goals over the second and third periods. It was one of the most exciting games of Seattle’s inaugural season and one that Kraken fans who watched it will remember fondly.
Worst Record Against Single Opponent
There is only one team in the entire NHL that the Kraken have never beaten, and that is the Tampa Bay Lightning. In four meetings, Seattle has gone 0-4 while getting outscored 17-4. In fact, the first-ever time the Kraken were shutout came against the Lightning in a 3-0 loss on Nov. 26, 2021. As the two sides have played their allotted regular season games against each other, Seattle will have to wait until next year or, if they are lucky, the Stanley Cup Final to finally capture their first victory over Tampa Bay.
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Over the four games, it is clear that the Lighting have the Kraken’s number. They won each game by a minimum of three goals and have only been outshot once by Seattle. While the schedule for the 2023-24 season has not been released yet, it is safe to say Yanni Gourde and his Kraken teammates will have both matchups circled for next season as they will try and avoid dropping six straight to the defending three-time Eastern Conference Champions.
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