An intriguing Pacific Division clash is set for Monday night on the Alberta plains as the expanding Seattle Kraken look to keep their play positive against the Edmonton Oilers’ powerful offense.
The Kraken may have started their first season a bit unfavorably, going 1-4-1 to start. However, they’ve had a few notable wins since, beating the Montreal Canadiens last Tuesday before fending off a strong Minnesota Wild team on Thursday to move to 3-4-1 this season. They are led, offensively, by Jared McCann and Brandon Tanev. The two former Pittsburgh Penguins have 13 points in the first eight games of the season, with Tanev leading Seattle with three goals.
Edmonton started 2021-22 in the red, eventually suffering their first loss of the season when the Philadelphia Flyers knocked them out from their undefeated start last Wednesday. The loss marked only the second time this season that the Oilers haven’t scored five or more goals. Their attack, unsurprisingly, is led by captain and world player Connor McDavid. The superstar has scored at a fierce pace, scoring no less than two points per game, totaling 15 points, in the team’s first six games of the season.
What: NHL Hockey
Who: Seattle Kraken (3-4-1) vs. Edmonton Oilers (5-1)
When: Monday November 1
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Or: Rogers Place (Edmonton, Alberta)
Flux: ESPN +
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