As the puck dropped on the 2021-22 NHL season on Tuesday night, the Seattle Kraken embarked on their inaugural campaign as a fully-fledged franchise in a closely fought 4-3 loss to their expansion cousins, the Vegas Golden Knights. Beyond the obvious excitement provided by the Kraken cementing their place as the NHL’s 32nd franchise, here are three intriguing takeaways from opening night.
Kraken Dominate Possession
Even in a loss, the Kraken demonstrated that they would be a difficult matchup this season. In controlling 54% of the shot-share against the Golden Knights at even-strength, Seattle dictated play against last season’s sixth-best possession team. Their forward line of Marcus Johansson, Alex
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