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Catching up with the red-hot Seattle Kraken

There are goals a-plenty for the NHL squad. 🥅

A flag showing the Seattle Kraken logo flies on top of the Space Needle.

Seattle’s NHL expansion team is overcoming growing pains in year two.

Photo via the Seattle Kraken

Wave those tentacles. In case you haven’t noticed, our still fresh-as-a-daisy NHL team has been a monster so far this season. 🐙

The Seattle Kraken extended their franchise-record winning streak to seven games after Thursday night’s victory — and scored a whopping nine goals earlier this week. They’re currently near the top of the Western Conference standings, and show no signs of slowing down.

Here’s all you need to know to catch up with the squad. 🏒

Newer names 🚨

After finishing last in their division at the end of their debut season, the Kraken have been clicking much better this time around thanks to more team chemistry and a few key additions.

  • Martin Jones: The backup goaltender filled in well when starter Philipp Grubauer went down with an injury early in the season.
  • André Burakovsky: One of the team’s biggest offseason signings has helped add firepower to the offense.
  • Matty Beniers: While this 20-year-old phenom made an appearance toward the end of the 2021-22 campaign, “Matty Ice” now looks ready to be an every day star.
The Seattle Kraken's mascot Buoy hangs near a railing ledge in the stands at Climate Pledge Arena.

Buoy has gotten the crowd at Climate Pledge Arena pumped.

Photo via the Seattle Kraken

Sea-trollin’ right along 🌊

Is it just a coincidence that Kraken’s turnaround came not long after they introduced their new sea-troll mascot, Buoy? Maaayyybe. But let’s not deny the power of this cray creature, who seems to have quite a mischievous side — and likes to clap back hard at haters.

Even more epic? Buoy gets to dance around to killer tunes since the team got Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer to create the its soundtrack.

Get to a game 🗓️

The Kraken are facing off against some big teams this month at Climate Pledge Arena. Get on down there and scream your face off.

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