Kraken Set NHL Record In Second Season

Despite speculation and how the goaltending has performed for the Seattle Kraken, it appears as though they are for real this season. The NHL season is at the halfway point and they are second in their division, fourth in the Western conference, and eighth in the league.

After a slow start, the Kraken have rattled off a five-game win streak, a seven-game win streak, and are currently riding an eight-game win streak that has helped them set an NHL record in just their second season. The Kraken just wrapped up a seven-game road trip against the Chicago Blackhawks where they extended their overall win streak to eight games. It is the first time in NHL history a team has swept a road trip of seven or more games.

The Kraken defeated the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, and Blackhawks. Some of those teams are not easy to defeat, especially at home. The Kraken handed the Bruins their first regulation home loss of the season.

During the road sweep the Kraken recorded two shutouts and scored 37 goals. Matty Beniers has scored a goal in six of those games while recently acquired former first round pick Eeli Tolvanen has five goals in eight games since being claimed by the Kraken. What can stop this team right now?

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