The Seattle Kraken have waited years for today and now the time has come for their first-ever NHL game.
The big boardroom meetings. The way they wooed Ron Francis. Down to how they recruited Philipp Grubauer.
This is how the Kraken got here. #SeaKraken https://t.co/obRDaJE0lQ
#SeaKraken line rushes:
Philipp Grubauer let’s in the very first shot against the Seattle Kraken
#SeaKraken goalie Philipp Grubauer has had some help from the post but he's still had a great night. Was put in a tough position on the two goals in the first period and the third Vegas score would make Raúl Ruidíaz proud.
phillip grubauer when he doesn’t have the best defensive core in the leauge in front of him https://t.co/EO0ottUonR
*Philipp Grubauer rubbing pads together*
“there’s no place like Colorado, there’s no place like Colorado”
Kraken will be pulling Grubauer any second now if they can get it out of their own end
Seattle hockey legend Keegan Kolesar handed the puck in the slot by the Kraken, Grubauer makes a big save, keeps Seattle alive
NHL-Start: Pittsburgh verdirbt Titelverteidiger Tampa die Banner-Zeremonie, Neuling Seattle und Grubauer verlieren in Las Vegas https://t.co/tMA0J59j8i
Just like the playoffs, Vegas is attacking the hell out of Grubauer’s glove side.
Grubauer with two big saves to keep Seattle alive. Good thing they didn't pull him early, @NHLtoSeattle
1:34 left. Kraken take their timeout.
Die Penguins schlagen zum NHL-Auftakt den amtierenden Stanley Cup Champion. Kris Letang ist mit zwei Assists der erfolgreichste Scorer der Pens.
Die Kraken mit Philipp Grubauer, das neue Team aus Seattle, muss sich in Las Vegas geschlagen geben. 🏒
#SkyNHL #NHL https://t.co/ypIruVaw3N
Final thoughts on #seakraken Game 1:
- Bummer the comeback got kicked to the curb, but quite a few positives.
- Lets hope we get more of 2P/3P Grubauer than 1P Grubauer this year.
- Less perimeter, more going to the goal.
- Vegas is fast.
Misfit gets their first of the year! Marchessault tucks in a shot past Grubauer who came way out of the net and the VGK have are up 2-0 with 13:24 remaining in the first.
Grubauer is looking as leaky as he did in the playoffs. Trying to figure out if that's just who he is behind shaky defence or if Vegas just rattles him.
If anyone blames this first loss on Grubauer then think again! Stupid defensive turnovers lead to several goals! The D failed Grubauer. This game is on the defense giving up dumb goals.
Grubauer off with 1 to go.
Martinez has Grubauer beat but the post saves him. Still 4-3 Knights. 4:54 to go.
Die NHL in der Nacht auf Mittwoch:
▪️Knappe Auftaktniederlage (3:4) für Philipp Grubauer und seine Seattle Kraken. 😐
▪️Penguins verderben Banner-Zeremonie der Lightning (6:2) 😳
▪️Mark Stone mit drei Assists 👏
▪️Max Pacioretty erzielt zwei Tore und einen Assist 👍
#NHLonESPN #VegasBorn #seakraken
VGK goals- Pacioretty, Marchessault
SEA goals- Donato, McCann, Geekie
Lehner- VGS 28sv
Grubauer- SEA 26sv
Vegas 1-0 at LA Thursday
Seattle 0-1 at Nashville Thursday
the kraken are really leaving grubauer in there? there’s 94 seconds left, pull the goalie
If it wasn't for Grubauer, we'd definitely be down more than 1 goal. He's got a ton of saves tonight.
Grubauer is actually atrocious
This season starts with Grubauer being lit up by Vegas. Soo really nothing new for us Avs fans #SEAvsVGK
My Adventure Rank
Canadians in November
- Philipp Grubauer. Looked to my non-goalie expert eyes that he slid a little too far over on the pass that setup Vegas’ first goal. But he made some big saves over the final 45 minutes to keep the #SeaKraken in it while giving them a chance to come back.
Even if they lost, the Kraken are gonna be a better team than expected. Grubauer didnt look the best today but man they play HARD
That said, nice comeback. Would have been nice to get at least a point. Grubauer and Driedger are going to need to make some key saves to give them chance to win. #seakraken