First Time For Everything

picture for Seattle Kraken

With the beginning of the ’21-’22 season comes a brand new team for the NHL, the Seattle Kraken. Within the first week of the season we have already seen the first goal scored in franchise history and now the first WIN! Seattle has started their season on the road due to some final touches on the Climate Pledge Arena being finished.

Ryan Donato will forever be the trivia answer for “Who scored the Seattle Kraken’s first goal in franchise history” don’t you forget it!

1st Seattle Kraken Goal by Ryan Donato

It only took two games for the Kraken to get into the win column this season by posting their first victory of the year against the Nashville Predators 4-3. Of course, there are a lot of good thoughts and feelings surrounding the first franchise win, but does it get any better than a Nashville banner? I think not.

Now that the first win is out of the way, it’s time for the Kraken to grind in a weak Pacific Division and hope to capture lightning in a bottle to make the Playoffs in their first year, following the lead of the Vegas Golden Knights in ’17-’18.

Connor Green

Managing Editor | Inside the Rink

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pregame Line Projections: Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers

With the Boston Bruins coming off a 2-1 Game 5 victory, they will look to survive elimination once more against the Panthers and force a fateful Game 7 in Sunrise, FL. Both teams are making some lineup changes to aim for a win in Game 6. Brad Marchand will return after missing the last two […]

Read More

Kreider Continues to Cement His Legacy As an All-Time Ranger

Mark Messier. Wayne Gretzky. Chris Kreider? That is right, folks. Kreider, 33, joined Hockey Hall of Famers and legends Messier and Gretzky as the only Ranger to score a natural hat trick in a period during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Ranger fans certainly remember when Messier notched his. It was game 6 of the Eastern Conference […]

Read More
Craig Berube hoists the Stanley Cup.

Craig Berube Named Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have finalized their search for a new head coach hiring former St. Louis Blues bench boss Craig Berube. The 58-year-old has a successful track record and brings a no-nonsense attitude to the team. After days of speculation, it was finally revealed by NHL insider Frank Seravalli that Craig Berube would be […]

Read More