Kraken look for first 3-game win streak, face Kings

Kraken look for first 3-game win streak, face Kings

The Seattle Kraken will try for their first three-game winning streak when they face the Kings on Saturday night in Los Angeles.Perhaps it shows the resiliency of the expansion franchise that Seattle is coming together just days after the league’s trade deadline.With six players sent packing in the days before the deadline, including captain Mark Giordano, the Kraken needed somebody to step up. And several did, with Carson Soucy taking the largest leap.The defenseman scored twice Tuesday as the Kraken defeated the host Arizona Coyotes 4-2.”I was just trying to make the most of the opportunity with ‘Gio’ gone and everything,” said Soucy, who quarterbacked the second power-play unit and put eight shots on goal, doubling his previous career-high. “It’s tough to lose friends but it’s still a business, and you’ve got to make the most of it.”The Kraken acquired 10 draft picks in the six deadline deals, acquiring just one player — forward Daniel Sprong from Washington.Sprong scored a power-play goal in the second period to tie the score at 2-2.”It’s a new team, fresh start,” said Sprong, who put five shots on net. “I wanted to make a good impression.”Sprong snapped a 10-game goalless drought that dated to Feb. 1.”I was a little snakebit in Washington, but I can shoot the puck,” said Sprong, a former second-round draft pick who turned 25 last week. “I got an opportunity and I made the most of it.”Kraken coach Dave Hakstol seemed pleased with the effort from his reconfigured lineup, particularly after they fell behind twice, and then when they got the lead.”We did a really good job regaining composure,” Hakstol said. “We did a really good job in the third period, playing hard and smart with the lead.”Saturday’s game is the first of a pair in Los Angeles, as the Kraken face the Kings again on Monday night.The injury-riddled Kings suffered a 4-3 shootout loss Thursday to visiting Chicago,


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