Winless in Seattle.
The Edmonton Oilers were beaten 4-3 by the Kraken Friday night in their first-ever visit to Seattle.
It took the Kraken only 49 seconds to grab the lead when Yanni Gourde slammed a one-timer under Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner.
Edmonton tied on the power play, with Leon Draisaitl finishing off a passing play from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid.
Former Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson restored the Kraken lead, flicking a shot past Skinner’s blocker.
“It’s frustrating,” Oilers defenceman Tyson Barrie said after the game.
“I don’t think we want to put ourselves in a position where we have to come back. We didn’t play our best tonight.”
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Oilers defenceman Evan Bouchard ripped in a point shot to make it 2-2 eight minutes into the second. Nugent-Hopkins picked up an assist for his 500th career point.
“I’m lucky to play with some great players,” Nugent-Hopkins. said. “I’ve been a part of the Oilers the whole time, so (I’m) definitely happy to do (this) with these guys.”
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Kraken forward Colin Blackwell took advantage of an Oilers turnover to put Seattle back in front. Kraken forward Alex Wennberg made it 4-2 less than three minutes later.
McDavid deflected Bouchard’s point shot under Seattle netminder Philipp Grubauer with 8:16 to go in the third.
Larsson took a roughing penalty with 1:31 left, giving the Oilers a six-on-four advantage, but Edmonton could not muster the tying goal.
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“We pushed a lot in the third,” Oilers head coach Dave Tippett said after the game.
“We took a couple too many penalties and too many turnovers. That would be areas we could fix. That’s on us, not on them.”
The Oilers (16-6) will host the L.A. Kings on Sunday.
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