Wednesday, December 6, 2023
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NHL Preview: Seattle Kraken (2-5-2) at Tampa Bay Lightning (4-2-2)



Seattle 2 at Florida 3 Goals: McCann, Tolvanen Goalie: Daccord (35/38) PP: 0/1 PK: 0/1 Shots: Seattle 31 – Florida 38


Brandon Tanev (lower body) – 8 games – week-to-week

Andre Burakovsky (upper body) – 3 games – week-to-week



• Tonight’s matchup against the Lightning is the final of four consecutive games the Kraken will play on the road. The team’s current stretch is tied for the second-longest road trip and the first of three, four-game road trips the team will take this season. • A win tonight would give the Kraken their first-ever victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning. • 10 different skaters have scored at least one goal for the Kraken this season, which was tied for the sixth-most in the NHL this year. • Oliver Bjorkstrand has four points (one goal, three assists) in the last four games he has played in Tampa Bay. • Brian Dumoulin has three points (one goals, two assists) in his last three games against the Lightning. • Dumoulin and Jaden Schwartz both scored their first NHL goals against the Lightning – Dumoulin on Dec. 15, 2014 and Schwartz in his NHL debut on March 17, 2012. • Jared McCann has three points (two goals, one assist) in his last three games played. • The Kraken have recorded 62 takeaways through the team’s first nine games of the season, which tied for third in the league entering play Sunday.




San Jose 0 0 0 0

Tampa Bay 3 2 1 6

The Tampa Bay Lightning collected points for the fifth-straight game with an emphatic, 6-0 win over the San Jose Sharks Thursday night at AMALIE Arena…The Bolts improved to 4-2-2 on the season with a home record of 4-0-1…Brayden Point opened the scoring for a second-straight game when he took a pass from Mikhail Sergachev and patiently waited before firing a shot off the left post and past Mackenzie Blackwood for his second goal of the season with Nick Perbix recording the secondary assist just 1:41 into the contest…Mikey Eyssimont doubled the Lightning lead at the 6:03 mark of the first after Perbix sent a pass across the blue line to Calvin de Haan, who sifted a shot towards the net that was redirected home by Eyssimont for his second goal of the campaign…Earning a 5-on-3 power play late in the opening frame, Tampa Bay pushed the lead to 3-0 with 41.4 seconds remaining when Nikita Kucherov sent a pass across the zone to Steven Stamkos, who wired a wrist shot from the left circle under the right arm of Blackwood for his third goal of the season with Sergachev picking up the secondary helper…With just over 16 minutes remaining in the second period, Victor Hedman sent a stretch pass to the offensive blue line for Alex Barré-Boulet, who quickly dished a saucer pass over the stick of the SJS defender, allowing Brandon Hagel to skate in all alone and rip a shot over the glove of Blackwood, making it a 4-0 game with his fifth goal of the year…The Bolts extended the lead to 5-0 3:28 later when Hedman fed Stamkos, who had a one-timer blocked before finding Nick Paul alone in front, where the power forward made a move to the backhand and beat Blackwood for his fifth goal of the season…Luke Glendening scored his first goal as a member of the Lightning with 14:16 left in the third period when he redirected a shot from Conor Sheary as Darren Raddysh picked up the secondary assist…Jonas Johansson recorded a shutout for the second-straight game, stopping all 23 shots he faced to improve to 4-1-2 on the season.


The Lightning and Kraken are playing the first of two matchups this season and the only meeting at AMALIE Arena…The Bolts posted a 2-0-0 record vs. SEA last season, winning both games by a combined score of 10-3… Brandon Hagel (1-2—3), Victor Hedman (1-2—3) and Nikita Kucherov (0-3—3) were tied for the Tampa Bay team lead in points vs. SEA last season…Steven Stamkos has found the scoresheet in each of his four career games vs. SEA (2-4—6)…Hedman has also pointed in each of his four career games vs. SEA (3-3—6)…Kucherov has recorded five points in three career games vs. SEA (1-4—5)…Brayden Point has posted a multi-point effort in two of his three career games vs. SEA (1-3—4)…Hagel has pointed in each of his three career games vs. SEA (2-2—4)…Anthony Cirelli has recorded three points over his last three contests vs. SEA (1-2—3)…Conor Sheary has four points in his three career games vs. SEA (3-1—4)…The Lightning have scored three or more goals and conceded two or fewer goals in each of their four contests vs. SEA…The Bolts have surrendered only one power-play goal in 13 opportunities vs. SEA…Tampa Bay has scored three power-play goals in four contests vs. SEA…Over the four meetings all-time vs. SEA, the Lightning have trailed for just 3:48 of the 240 minutes…The Bolts are 4-0-0 all-time vs. SEA…Hedman (3-3—6) holds the Tampa Bay franchise record for career goals vs. SEA and is tied with Stamkos (2-4—6) for the team lead in points.



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