Carolina drops to 3-1-1 on this road trip as they fall 2-1 in Seattle as the Kraken win the first-ever matchup between the two teams. In a heartbreaking fashion, the Canes give up a late goal as the Kraken scored with less than 4 minutes remaining in the game to take a 2-1 lead that they would never relinquish. A disappointing result from a game that Carolina just straight up dominated from start to finish.
Now, this is not an excuse, but the officials from this game need to have a performance review. It was awful from the linesman and referees in this one when they miss blatant too many men infractions, call phantom calls on Carolina’s best penalty killer which leads directly to a goal against the Canes, and just missing more than even the average NHL official does.
Now, this is far from an ideal result, but the Canes need to move on now. They’re done on the Pacific coast for the year. While they still need to go out to Western Canada soon, this is the last game there for a while as the team now tracks back across the country to head to the city of brotherly love, where the Philadelphia Flyers will be waiting for the Canes to show up.
As for tonight, there’s a lot of positives to take from this game, but there’s a serious question that keeps coming up for the Carolina Hurricanes. We will address it a little later, but as for right now, we have some takeaways to get to from a disappointing result from Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington as the Canes fall 2-1 to the Seattle Kraken in their 1st ever contest.