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Seattle Kraken open inaugural NHL season in Las Vegas – Photo Gallery

Oct 12, 2021, 7:55 PM | Updated: 10:18 pm
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Vince Dunn #29 of the Seattle Kraken passes the puck against the Vegas Golden Knights of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 and Haydn Fleury #4 of the Seattle Kraken defend the net against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jaden Schwartz #17 of the Seattle Kraken waits for a faceoff against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12:  Ryan Donato #9, Alex Wennberg #21 and Morgan Geekie #67 of the Seattle Kraken skate off the ice after the team's 4-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12:  Robin Lehner #90 and Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrate on the ice after the team's 4-3 victory over the Seattle Kraken in the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jordan Eberle #7 of the Seattle Kraken centers the puck against the Seattle Kraken during the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Mark Giordano #5 of the Seattle Kraken skates against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Chandler Stephenson #20 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores the game winning goal at 8:33 of the third period against the Seattle Kraken during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Morgan Geekie #67 of the Seattle Kraken scores against the Vegas Golden Knights and is greeted by Ryan Donato #9 at 7:58 of the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Morgan Geekie #67 of the Seattle Kraken scores against the Vegas Golden Knights and is greeted by Ryan Donato #9 at 7:58 of the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken looks back after giving up the game winning goal against Chandler Stephenson #20 of the Vegas Golden Knights at 8:33 of the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Nolan Patrick #41 of the Vegas Golden Knights battles with Alex Wennberg #21 of the Seattle Kraken during the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Assistant coach Jay McFarland of the Seattle Kraken handles bench duties during the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12:  Robin Lehner #90 and Laurent Brossoit #39 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrate on the ice after the team's 4-3 victory over the Seattle Kraken in the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Mark Giordano #5 of the Seattle Kraken pauses following a 4-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights after the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Joonas Donskoi #72 of the Seattle Kraken skates against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Joonas Donskoi #72 of the Seattle Kraken carries the puck around Alex Pietrangelo #7 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights covers the puck during the third period against Alex Wennberg #21 of the Seattle Kraken of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Morgan Geekie #67 of the Seattle Kraken scores against Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights at 7:58 of the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Morgan Geekie #67 of the Seattle Kraken scores against Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights at 7:58 of the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Morgan Geekie #67 of the Seattle Kraken scores against Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights at 7:58 of the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Morgan Geekie #67 of the Seattle Kraken scores against Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights at 7:58 of the third period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Chandler Stephenson #20 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates his goal at 8:33 of the third period against the Seattle Kraken during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Keegan Kolesar #55 of the Vegas Golden Knights is checked by Vince Dunn #29 of the Seattle Kraken during the second period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken tends net against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Ryan Donato #9 of the Seattle Kraken scores the first goal in the team's history with his tally at 11:32 of the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Ryan Donato #9 of the Seattle Kraken celebrates scoring the first goal in the team's history with his tally at 11:32 of the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Ryan Donato #9 of the Seattle Kraken celebrates scoring the first goal in the team's history with his tally at 11:32 of the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights makes the first period save on Brandon Tanev #13 of the Seattle Kraken during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Head coach Dave Hakstol and assistant coach Jay Leach of the Seattle Kraken work the bench against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Ryan Donato #9 of the Seattle Kraken celebrates scoring the first goal in the team's history with his tally at 11:32 of the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jordan Eberle #7 of the Seattle Kraken hits the crossbar behind Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: A general view of the first faceoff in the Seattle Kraken history as they face the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 and Adam Larsson #6 of the Seattle Kraken defend against Max Pacioretty #67 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Ryan Donato #9 of the Seattle Kraken celebrates scoring the first goal in the team's history with his tally at 11:32 of the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 and Haydn Fleury #4 of the Seattle Kraken defend the net against Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: The Seattle Kraken celebrate a goal by Ryan Donato #9 at 11:32 of the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights for the team's first ever score during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: The Seattle Kraken celebrate a goal by Ryan Donato #9 at 11:32 of the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights for the team's first ever score during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jamie Oleksiak #24 of the Seattle Kraken waits for a faceoff during the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken makes the second period save against the Vegas Golden Knights during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken makes the second period save against the Vegas Golden Knights during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken takes a second period water break during the game against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: A closeup view of the jersey belonging to Riley Sheahan #15 of the Seattle Kraken during the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Vegas Golden Knights bumps into Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken as a second period shot from Nicolas Hague #14 (not shown) enters the net during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights pursues the puck during the second period against the Seattle Kraken during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: The Seattle Kraken celebrate a goal by Ryan Donato #9 at 11:32 of the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights for the team's first ever score during the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Alex Wennberg #21 and Joonas Donskoi #72 of the Seattle Kraken converge on Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12:  Alex Wennberg #21 of the Seattle Kraken skates against Pavel Dorofeyev #16 of the Vegas Golden Knights who was appearing in his first NHL game during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jordan Eberle #7 of the Seattle Kraken skates against Pavel Dorofeyev #16 of the Vegas Golden Knights who was appearing in his first NHL game during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights makes the first period save on Brandon Tanev #13 of the Seattle Kraken during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights makes the first period save on Brandon Tanev #13 of the Seattle Kraken during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Mason Appleton #22 of the Seattle Kraken is checked into the boards by Nicolas Hague #14 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 and Jeremy Lauzon #55 of the Seattle Kraken defend against Reilly Smith #19 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights is introduced prior to the start of the first period against the Seattle Kraken before the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken makes the first period save against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jaden Schwartz #17 of the Seattle Kraken attempts to carry the puck around Alex Pietrangelo #7 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores on Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken at 6:36 of the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores on Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken at 6:36 of the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights (3rd from left) celebrates his goal against the Seattle Kraken at 6:36 of the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Mark Stone #61 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates a first period goal by Max Pacioretty #67 (not shown) against Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates his goal against the Seattle Kraken at 6:36 of the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Joonas Donskoi #72 of the Seattle Kraken skates in his 400th NHL game against Alec Martinez #23 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Robin Lehner #90 and Alex Pietrangelo #7 of the Vegas Golden Knights defend against the Seattle Kraken during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pietrangelo was playing in his 800th NHL game. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Max Pacioretty #67, Nicolas Hague #14 and Mark Stone #61 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrate a first period goal by Pacioretty against the Seattle Kraken during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Jordan Eberle #7 of the Seattle Kraken hits the crossbar behind Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12:  Alec Martinez #23 of the Vegas Golden Knights pushes the puck out of the crease during the first period against the Seattle Kraken of the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Chris Driedger #60 of the Seattle Kraken skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken steps on the ice for the first time to lead his team out for warmups prior to the game against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12:  Peyton Krebs #18 of the Vegas Golden Knights skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Seattle Kraken at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Philipp Grubauer #31 of the Seattle Kraken skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Kraken's inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Alec Martinez #23 and Reilly Smith #19 of the Vegas Golden Knights skate in warm-ups prior to the game against the Seattle Kraken at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Brandon Tanev #13 of the Seattle Kraken skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Keegan Kolesar #55 of the Vegas Golden Knights pauses during warm-ups prior to the game against the Seattle Kraken at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wait no longer, Seattle Kraken fans. Your local NHL team has finally hit the ice.

The Kraken opened their inaugural NHL season in Las Vegas in a Tuesday night contest on ESPN against perhaps one of their top rivals, the Vegas Golden Knights.

While Seattle is the 32nd franchise in the league, the Golden Knights were No. 31, joining the NHL for the 2017-18 season. Now they’re the Kraken’s bigger brothers in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, and they set the tone early with two quick goals on Tuesday night en route to a 4-3 win over Seattle.

The Kraken start the season with a five-game road trip before opening Climate Pledge Arena at the former site of KeyArena at Seattle Center on Oct. 23 for their home opener against the Vancouver Canucks, their nearest rival in the Pacific Division.

We will have plenty of coverage throughout the season here on 710Sports.com. Check out the photo gallery at the top of this post for a look at Tuesday’s game.

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Lefko: Just how close is Gourde, potential face of the Kraken, to his debut?
Kraken feel solid with duo of Grubauer, Driedger in goal
Kraken look to write own story during inaugural NHL campaign
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