Seattle earns first win at home

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The Seattle Kraken haven’t enjoyed the same storybook start that the Vegas Golden Knights had in their inaugural season, but on Tuesday the Kraken earned their first victory at home.

The game was pretty much the ideal for Seattle. They got on the board just 1:02 minutes into the contest thanks to Jordan Eberle and had a 2-1 edge after the first period. From there Seattle kept chipping away at Montreal while at the other end of the ice, Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer was having arguably his best game since joining the franchise. Seattle went on to earn a 5-1 victory. Rather than have any one player lead the offense, Seattle got goals from four different players.

Seattle is still just 2-4-1 and the victory came against a Canadiens squad that hasn’t impressed so far this season, but it’s something for the Kraken to build on going into Thursday’s contest against Minnesota. If Grubauer can put aside his shaky start to the season and have more performances like Tuesday’s – and that’s not an unrealistic thing to hope for given how good Grubauer’s been in the past – then the Kraken could end up having a pretty decent campaign. Living up to the standard set by Vegas’ first season seems unlikely, but competing for a playoff spot isn’t out of the question for Seattle.

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CALGARY 5 NEW JERSEY 3

Andrew Mangiapane scored a pair of goals, including the game winner. He extended his goal streak to four games and has netted multiple goals in back-to-back contests.

Matthew Tkachuk also found the back of the net for the Flames. It was his second goal and third point in six games.

Two of New Jersey’s three goals were scored by Pavel Zacha. He already has four goals and five points in five contests.

Nico Daws allowed three goals on seven shots before he was pulled just 12:10 minutes into the game. Scott Wedgewood came into the game and stopped 20 of 22 shots the rest of the way.

Dan Vladar kicked out 27 of 30 Devils shots. This was his second start of the season and he’s won both of his outings.

TAMPA BAY 5 PITTSBURGH 1

Ondrej Palat scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist. He’s up to three goals and five points in seven contests.

Ryan McDonagh also had a goal and an assist for the Lightning. He has a goal and four points in seven games.

Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside 28 of 29 Penguin shots. He improved to 3-2-1 with a 2.78 GAA and .904 save percentage in six starts.

At the other end of the ice, Tristan Jarry stopped 26 of 29 shots. All three of the goals he allowed were scored on nine shots in the second period. The other two markers were scored on an empty net.

Jason Zucker accounted for the Penguins’ only goal. It was his third goal and fourth point in six contests.

VEGAS 3 COLORADO 1

Reilly Smith netted a shorthanded goal at 9:37 of the first period that ended up being the game winner. That gives him a goal and three points in six games.

Chandler Stephenson scored a goal and registered an assist for the Golden Knights. He has three goals and six points in six contests.

Robin Lehner turned aside 26 of 27 Avalanche shots. He’s 2-4-0 with a 2.87 GAA and .913 save percentage in six games.

The Avalanche’s only goal was scored by Cale Makar. It was his first goal and fourth point in six contests.

Darcy Kuemper stopped 26 of 28 shots last night. He held his own, but his record has nevertheless dropped to 2-3-0.

NASHVILLE 3 SAN JOSE 1

Juuse Saros came up big for Nashville, saving 28 of 29 shots. It was a nice bounce back game for him after he surrendered six goals on 29 shots on Saturday.

Filip Forsberg scored the game-winning goal. He’s up to three goals and six points in seven contests.

Matt Duchene also contributed a goal for the Predators. That gives him two goals and five points in seven games.

Timo Meier netted San Jose’s goal. He’s been amazing with four goals and nine points in six games.

James Reimer kicked out 23 of 25 Predators shots. He’s 1-1-0 with a 1.19 GAA and .961 save percentage in three contests.

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MINNESOTA 3 VANCOUVER 2

Matt Dumba accounted for the game-winning marker. It was his first goal and fourth point in six contests.

Jonas Brodin also scored a goal for the Wild. He has a goal and three points in six games.

Cam Talbot saved 22 of 24 shots on Tuesday. With that performance, he’s extended his season-opening winning streak to five games.

Alex Chiasson netted a power-play goal for the Canucks. It was his second goal and third point in six games.

Thatcher Demko stopped 27 of 30 Wild shots. He allowed a goal in each period.

WINNIPEG 4 ANAHEIM 3

Paul Stastny scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist. He has three goals and seven points in six contests.

Nikolaj Ehlers found the back of the net and recorded two helpers. That gives him a goal and four points in six games.

Connor Hellebuyck turned aside 32 of 35 Ducks shots. He has a 3-2-1 record, 3.67 GAA, and .891 save percentage in six contests.

At the other end of the ice, John Gibson saved 21 of 25 shots. He has allowed four goals in each of his last three starts.

Sonny Milano chipped in a goal and an assist for Anaheim. He was playing in his second game of the season and those were his first two points of the campaign.

SEATTLE 5 MONTREAL 1

Brandon Tanev led the charge for the Kraken with two goals, including the game winner. He’s up to five goals in seven games.

Yanni Gourde found the back of the net and registered an assist. The Seattle forward has a goal and three points in three games.

The Canadiens’ only goal was scored by Mike Hoffman. It was his second goal and point in four contests.

Philipp Grubauer saved 23 of 24 shots on Tuesday. He improved to 2-3-1 with a 3.29 GAA and .883 save percentage in six contests.

Jake Allen didn’t have nearly as pleasant a night. He was beaten five times on 26 shots. He now holds a 1-5-0 record.