Thursday, November 30, 2023
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NHL Preview: Seattle Kraken (5-8-3) at Edmonton Oilers (4-9-1)



Andre Burakovsky (upper body; IR) – 10 games – week-to-week

Jordan Eberle (lower body) – 3 games – day-to-day


Nov. 15, 2023: Recalled forward Andrew Poturalski from Coachella Valley (AHL), Reassigned forwards Ryan Winterton and Shane Wright to Coachella Valley (AHL)



• Tonight’s matchup with Edmonton is the seventh of 14 games the Kraken will play in November, which is tied with March for their most regular-season games in a single month this season. • Tonight’s game against the Oilers and tomorrow’s game against the Islanders is the first of five back-to-back sets the Kraken will play this season. • Tonight’s game will also conclude a four-game stretch that Seattle has played against the same two opponents: Colorado on Nov. 9 and Nov. 13 and Edmonton on Nov. 11 and 15. • If the Kraken were to defeat the Oilers tonight, it would give them consecutive road wins for the first time this season. A win or overtime loss would give the team points in four consecutive road games dating back to Oct. 30 at Tampa Bay. • The final result of every game the Kraken have played against the Oilers in Edmonton has been 5-2 with Seattle winning on Jan. 3, 2023 and Edmonton winning on Nov. 1, 2021 and again on Jan. 17, 2023. • Oliver Bjorkstrand has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last seven road games dating back to • The Kraken have opened the scoring in 11 of the 16 games they have played this season, which was the most in the NHL entering play Tuesday. • Entering play Tuesday, Tye Kartye ranked third among all NHL rookies with 33 shots on goal this season, trailing only Chicago’s Connor Bedard (39) and Columbus’ Adam Fantilli (34) for the league lead. • Joey Daccord’s next win (four) will be his most in a single NHL season. His seven starts are already an NHL career best. • Entering play Tuesday, Adam Larsson, who has 37 hits and 34 blocked shots this year, was one of five skaters this season to total at least 30 hits and 30 blocked shots. • Larsson has totaled 197 points (41 goals, 156 assists) in his NHL career. Currently three points shy, he is set to become the third defenseman from the 2011 NHL draft class to total 200 or more career points, trailing only Dougie Hamilton (455) and Jonas Brodin (220).


• Jaden Schwartz is the team’s leading scorer when playing on the road this season, totaling 10 points (five goals, five assists) in nine road games this year. o His five goals on the road this season were tied for eighth in the NHL entering play Tuesday, and his 10 road points were tied for 10th. • Schwartz enters tonight’s game riding a seven-game road point streak dating back to Oct. 14 at St. Louis, totaling 10 points (five goals, five assists) during that span. A goal or an assist tonight would give Schwartz points in eight consecutive road games for the first time since Oct. 14 to Nov. 18, 2017 when he was playing for the St. Louis Blues. • According to NHL Stats, Schwartz is one of four players this season to record a point streak of at least seven games, joining Artemi Panarin (eight games), Anze Kopitar (seven games) and Trevor Moore (seven games). • Eeli Tolvanen enters tonight’s matchup with the Oilers riding a four-game road point streak dating back to Oct. 28 at Florida, totaling five points (two goals, three assists) during that span. A goal or an assist tonight would give Tolvanen points in five consecutive road games for the first time since Nov. 20 to Dec. 10, 2021. • Oliver Bjorkstrand has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last seven road games dating back to Oct. 14 at St. Louis. • Vince Dunn has three assists in the last three games he has played on the road.


• The Kraken have four players on their active roster that have previously played for the Oilers: Jordan Eberle, Adam Larsson, Justin Schultz and Kailer Yamamoto. • Eberle was selected by the Oilers with the 22nd pick in the 2008 NHL Draft. He played in Edmonton for seven seasons (2010- 11 to 2016-17), totaling 382 points (165 goals, 217 assists) in 507 games. • Larsson played for the Oilers for five seasons (2016-17 to 2021), recording 68 points (16 goals, 52 assists) in 274 games with the club. He signed with the Kraken as a free agent and was subsequently the team’s pick from the Oilers in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. • Schultz signed with the Oilers as a college free agent on June 30, 2012 and went on to play for Edmonton for parts of four seasons (2012-13 to 2015-16). He totaled 101 points in (28 goals, 73 assists) in 248 regular-season games before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 27, 2016. • Yamamoto was selected by Edmonton with the 22nd-overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft. He went on to play for the Oilers for parts of six seasons (2017-18 to 2022-23), totaling 118 points (50 goals, 68 assists) in 244 regular-season games prior to signing with the Kraken as a free agent during the 2023 offseason. • Kraken assistant general manager Ricky Olczyk held the same role in Edmonton from 2007-08 to 2012-13.


ALL-TIME RECORDS vs. SEATTLE                  GP          RECORD               GF           GA          HOME (3) AWAY (5)

OILERS ALL-TIME vs. SEATTLE                       8             6-2-0-0                 37           23           2-1-0-0      4-1-0-0

OILERS vs. SEATTLE – 2023-24                     1             1-0-0                     4             1             0-0-0          1-0-0


• Wednesday’s game will mark Edmonton’s second of four games against the Kraken this season and the first of two games in Edmonton. The next time these teams meet is on January 18th in Edmonton. • The last time these teams met was on November 11th in Seattle, where the Oilers defeated the Kraken 4-1. • Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are tied for the team lead with 15 career points against the Kraken. McDavid, Foegele, Bouchard and Ryan have all played in a team high eight games against Seattle.


Connor McDavid recorded his 263rd career multi-point game on Nov. 13 vs. NYI and moved within one of Nicklas Backstrom and John Tavares (both w/264 GP) for seventh most among active players.


On Nov. 13 vs. NYI, Leon Draisaitl recorded his 24th career four-point game, passing Paul Coffey for sole possession of sixth most in Oilers history. Wayne Gretzky paces the list with 158.


On Nov. 11 at SEA, Zach Hyman recorded a hat trick in the first period and became the fourth Oilers player in the past decade to record a natural hat trick, joining Connor McDavid (2x: Feb. 20, 2021 vs. CGY & Oct. 4, 2017 vs. CGY), James Neal (Oct. 8, 2019 at NYI) and Milan Lucic (April 6, 2017 at SJS).


The Oilers rank 3rd in the NHL in first period goals (20) through 14 games. In 2022-23, the Oilers ranked 1st in the NHL in goals for in the first period (92) and the second period (128).


Record: 6-2-0 GF: 37 GA: 23

2023-24 11/11/23 @ SEA 4-1 W

2022-23 3/18/23 @ SEA 6-4 W

2022-23 1/17/23 @ EDM 5-2 W

2022-23 1/3/23 @ EDM 5-2 L

2022-23 12/30/22 @ SEA 7-2 W

2021-22 12/18/21 @ SEA 5-3 W

2021-22 12/3/21 @ SEA 4-3 L

2021-22 11/1/21 @ EDM 5-2 W

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