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NHL Preview: Seattle Kraken (33-21-6) at Detroit Red Wings (28-24-8)


Seattle 5 at St. Louis 3
Goals: Geekie (2), McCann, Oleksiak, Tanev
Goalie: Jones (22/25)
PP: 0/2 PK: 4/4 Shots: Seattle 26 – St. Louis 25

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 158)
Joonas Donskoi (upper body; IR) – 60 games – no timeline for return
Andre Burakovsky (lower body) – 10 games – week-to-week

Feb. 22, 2023: Recalled F Jesper Froden from Coachella Valley (AHL)
Feb. 24, 2023: Reassigned G Chris Driedger to Coachella Valley (AHL)

Friday, March 3: Seattle at Columbus, 4 p.m. PT
Sunday, March 5: Seattle at Colorado, 6 p.m. PT
Tuesday, March 7: Anaheim at Seattle, 7 p.m. PT
Thursday, March 9: Ottawa at Seattle, 7 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 11: Dallas at Seattle, 7 p.m. PT

• Tonight’s matchup is the second of two games the Kraken will play against the Red Wings this season and the first time the teams are playing in Detroit this year.
• A win or an overtime loss would give the Kraken points in four consecutive games against Detroit. The team is 2-0-1 all-time against the Red Wings. The Red Wings are one of four teams that the Kraken have never lost to in regulation, the others being the Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets and Ottawa Senators.
• A win tonight would also give the Kraken their fourth sweep of the season after having previously swept the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Seattle topped Detroit 4-2 in the two teams’ first meeting of the season on Feb. 18.
• With 60 games played in total this season, the Kraken have played exactly 30 games at home and 30 games on the road. The team is 15-12-3 with 33 points (.550 points percentage) at home and 18-9-3 with 39 points (.650 points percentage) on the road.
• Vince Dunn, who has already set a career high with 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists) this season, was ranked in the top 15 among all NHL defensemen in goals (tied ninth), assists (tied 13th), points (tied 10th), even-strength goals (11, third) and even-strength points (33, tied fifth) entering play Wednesday.
• Jared McCann (1.83) was leading the NHL in goals-per-60 at five-on-five this season among players that have played in at least seven games this year entering play Wednesday. McCann has a point in eight of the last nine games he has played, totaling four goals and four assists during that span.
• Entering play Wednesday, Adam Larsson and the Rangers’ Jacob Trouba were the only two players to have at least 160 hits and 120 blocks this season.
• The Kraken have played 14 games this season in which they have had at least five different goal scorers.
• Since the start of the New Year, the Kraken are tied for third the league in wins (13) and tied for fourth in points (32). The team’s 91 goals rank third in the league since Jan. 1 entering play Wednesday.
• Despite only playing in 60 games this season, the Kraken are the first team to have scored at least eight goals in a game four different times since the Pittsburgh Penguins also had four eight-goal games in 2011-12.

• Ryan Donato has six points (four goals, two assists) in his last six games against the Red Wings.
• Vince Dunn has three points (one goal, two assists) in his last three games against Detroit.
• Jordan Eberle has 17 points (12 goals, five assists) in the last 16 games he has played against Detroit dating back to Jan. 6, 2015. Eberle had three points (two goals, one assist) in the two teams’ last meeting on Feb. 18. Eberle recorded his 500th NHL point on Jan. 14, 2020 against Detroit.
• Yanni Gourde has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last four games against the Red Wings.
• Philipp Grubauer has 3-0-1 career record against the Red Wings with a .937 save percentage, a 1.72 goals-against average and one shutout.
• Jaycob Megna has an assist in each of his last two meetings with Detroit.
• Eeli Tolvanen has recorded a point in six of the last seven games he has played against the Red Wings, including scoring in Seattle’s last meeting with Detroit on Feb. 18. His four career goals against Detroit are tied with Dallas for his second-most against a single opponent (Chicago; five).

• The Kraken have not allowed a power-play goal for seven consecutive games dating back to Feb. 14 at Winnipeg, going a perfect 15-for-15 during that span.
• If they were to remain perfect on the penalty kill tonight, it would match the franchise record for consecutive games without allowing a power-play goal against. The Kraken went a perfect 18-for-18 on the penalty kill during a franchise-best, eight-game stretch earlier this season from Jan. 16 to Feb. 7.
• Entering play Wednesday, the Kraken were one of only three teams (Toronto, Minnesota) in the NHL to remain perfect on the penalty kill since Feb. 14, the start of the team’s streak.
• Adam Larsson is leading all Seattle skaters in both total penalty kill time (170:38) and penalty kill time per game (2:51) this season.
• Among defensemen that have played at least 70 minutes on the penalty kill this season, Will Borgen was ranked 12th in the NHL with 5.34 power-play goals against per 60 entering play Wednesday.

• Entering play Wednesday, the Kraken were leading the league in both five-on-five goals (152) and five-on-five goals per game (2.53) this season.
• In total, the Kraken have scored 158 goals at even strength (including four-on-four and three-on-three), which also topped the NHL entering play Wednesday.
• Seattle has scored 76.0 percent of its goals this year at even strength, the highest mark of any team entering play Wednesday. 73.1 percent of the team’s goals have come during five-on-five play this year, which ranked second to only the San Jose Sharks (73.7) entering play Wednesday.
• The Kraken are pacing to finish the year with 208 five-on-five goals, which would be tied for the third-best mark since the NHL began tracking goals for by strength in 2009-10. Last year’s Florida Panthers (218) and Toronto Maple Leafs (210) rank first and second, respectively, in five-on-five goals in a single season since the stat was first tracked in 2009-10. The 2021-22 Minnesota Wild and the 2009-10 Washington Capitals also both finished their respective seasons with 208 five-on-five goals.
• Entering play Wednesday, Vince Dunn (83) and Adam Larsson (75) were ranked second and fifth, respectively, in the NHL in on-ice even-strength goals for this year.


RED WINGS 1 at OTTAWA 6 (2/28/23)
1ST PERIOD: DET Kubalík (Määttä) 3:50-EV; OTT Stützle 4:08-PS; OTT Watson (Gambrell) 7:52-SH; OTT Watson (Brassard,
Kastelic) 15:46-EV; OTT DeBrincat (Batherson, Chabot) 16:09-PP
2ND PERIOD: OTT Giroux (DeBrincat, Stützle) 8:34-PP
3RD PERIOD: OTT Tkachuk (Giroux, Stützle) 5:17-EV
SHOTS: DET 17 (5-6-6) / OTT 27 (16-3-8)
GOALIES: DET Husso (L, 21-27) / OTT Søgaard (W, 16-17)
PP: DET 0-8 / OTT 2-6
MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)
Michael Rasmussen – lower body (4 / Feb. 25)
Jordan Oesterle – undisclosed (2 / Feb. 27)
Total Man Games Lost: 238
Individual Man Games Lost: Filip Zadina (37), Robby Fabbri (35), Jakub Vrána (33), Matt Luff (32), Tyler Bertuzzi (31), Robert Hägg (15), Elmer Söderblom (13), Gustav Lindström (11), Lucas Raymond (8), Oskar Sundqvist (7), Olli Määttä (4), Jake Walman (3), Ville Husso (2), Dylan Larkin (1)

3/2 – Acquired a first-round pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Entry Draft from Boston in exchange for forward Tyler Bertuzzi. Detroit will retain 50 percent of Bertuzzi’s salary.
3/1 – Signed forward Dylan Larkin to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.7 million … Acquired a conditional first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft from Vancouver in exchange for defenseman Filip Hronek and a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft … Signed forward Alexandre Doucet to a three-year entry-level contract 2/28 – Signed defenseman Jake Walman to a three-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3.4 million 2/27 – Activated forward Lucas Raymond from injured reserve … Placed defenseman Jordan Oesterle on injured reserve

TONIGHT: Fourth all-time meeting, second in Detroit … Second of two games this season, only game at Little Caesars Arena
ALL-TIME vs. SEA: 1-2-0 / HOME: 1-0-0 / LAST 10: N/A / IN 2021-22: 1-1-0 / THIS SEASON: 0-1-0
DET top scorers vs. SEA: Dylan Larkin (1-3-4 in 3 GP), Robby Fabbri (1-1-2 in 2 GP), Lucas Raymond (1-1-2 in 2 GP), Pius Suter (1-1-2 in 3 GP), Moritz Seider (0-2-2 in 3 GP), Dominik Kubalík (1-1-2 in 4 GP), Joe Veleno (1-0-1 in 2 GP), Jake Walman (0-1-1 in 2 GP)
SEA top scorers vs. DET: Jordan Eberle (15-7-22 in 28 GP), Oliver Bjorkstrand (4-10-14 in 22 GP), Yanni Gourde (5-8-13 in 23 GP), Ryan Donato (4-2-6 in 7 GP), Eeli Tolvanen (4-2-6 in 9 GP), Brandon Tanev (3-3-6 in 10 GP), Vince Dunn (1-4-5 in 8 GP), Matty Beniers (0-2-2 in 1 GP), Jaycob Megna (0-2-2 in 4 GP), Will Borgen (0-1-1 in 2 GP)

Sat., March 4: RED WINGS at ISLANDERS / 12:30 p.m. / UBS Arena / TV: BSD / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM
Sun., March 5: RED WINGS at FLYERS / 6:00 p.m. / Wells Fargo Center / TV: NHLN, BSD / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM

Feb. 28 at Ottawa – 6-1 L
Detroit fell at Ottawa to move to 28-24-8 overall and 13-12-5 on the road … The Red Wings are 8-3-0 against Canadian clubs since Jan. 10 vs. Winnipeg … In all, the Red Wings are 7-4-0 in their last 11 games since Feb. 9 vs. Calgary … Detroit is also 6-4-0 in its last 10 road games dating back to Jan. 19 at Vegas … Detroit posted a 7-5-0 record in the month of February, marking the first time the club has finished above .500 in the month of February since going 7-4-3 during the 2015-16 campaign … Dominik Kubalík opened the scoring with his 17th goal of the season … Thirteen of Kubalík’s 17 goals this season have come on the road … Kubalík has four points (3-1-4) in seven games since Feb. 16 at Calgary … Kubalík also has six points (3-3-6) in seven career head-to-head meetings against Ottawa … Kubalík (17-21-38 in 59 GP) is tied for second place among Detroit skaters with 38 points … Moritz Seider matched a career high with eight hits, which he previously accomplished on March 10, 2022 vs. Minnesota … Robby Fabbri set a career high with seven hits … The Red Wings finished with 33 penalty minutes, which are their most in a single game since tallying 38 penalty minutes on Jan. 4, 2022 vs. San Jose … Detroit is 18-8-7 this season when scoring first, and 8-3-5 when doing so on the road.

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