Seattle Kraken vs. Calgary Flames Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 1st 2022

Stadium: Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary
Logo Seattle Kraken
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Logo Calgary Flames
6.5
OPENER
-1.5

6o -115
CURRENT
-1.5 +120

+195
MONEYLINE
-235

5
SCORE
4

Jordan Eberle's and Martin Jones' wives both gave birth to baby boys last Friday.

The next night, their husbands delivered in their own way.

Eberle scored his first goal of the season and Jones made 32 saves to lead the Seattle Kraken to a 3-1 victory against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Kraken are scheduled to open a three-game trip at Calgary on Tuesday night.

 

 


 

"Obviously, midseason you have a baby there's a lot going through your head, but once you get out there you kind of just zone into it a bit," said Eberle, who has been through this once before.

For Jones, it was a first.

"It's been a roller coaster," Jones said. "Just tried to wrap my head around playing hockey (Saturday) and sometimes when you're not thinking too much things work out for you."

Jones is 3-2-0 since replacing an injured Philipp Grubauer (lower body) midway through the third period of an Oct. 21 game at Colorado.

Eberle said their baby was 10 days overdue and he wasn't sure whether the Kraken would still be at home when "go" time came.

"This is special. Something you always remember," Eberle said. "I'll be able to tell him I scored after he was born.

"I think more importantly, we got the win."

Jaden Schwartz had a goal and an assist for the Kraken. The victory could have been even more decisive had Seattle not had two goals overturned by video reviews in a three-minute span midway through the second period.

"We did keep our foot on the gas, but we sagged with the puck a little bit," Kraken coach Dave Hakstol said. "You have different sequences where you give the puck back after defending well and it comes right back at you. Now you have to defend again.

"To the guys' credit, they did defend well. When we needed a save, Jonesy was there. We did a lot of little things right in terms of winning some of the right battles, including faceoffs at key times."

The Flames suffered just their second loss in seven games this season Saturday, dropping a 3-2 decision to visiting Edmonton. Zach Hyman scored twice for the Oilers and Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists.

Mikael Backlund and Brett Ritchie scored and Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves for the Flames, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

"It just wasn't good enough from the whole team," Backlund said. "We can play better than that. ... We know that we were sloppy."

Flames forward Jonathan Huberdeau said the game came down to a "few bad bounces."

"We were up 2-1 and they scored two quick goals. But I thought overall we're a good team. I think we know what we can do. That's all it is," Huberdeau said. "They're good offensively, but I think if we play in their zone that's how we're going to beat them."

Calgary center Nazem Kadri had a six-game point streak come to an end. He had four goals and five assists during the streak.

--Field Level Media

PREDICTION
Seattle Kraken
2
5
Calgary Flames
PREDICTION
Seattle Kraken
2
5
Calgary Flames

Seattle Kraken vs. Calgary Flames Recap NOV 1TH 2022

Rookie Matty Beniers capped Seattle's three-goal, third-period rally as the Kraken defeated the host Calgary Flames 5-4 Tuesday night.

Beniers scored off a pass from Jordan Eberle on a three-on-one breakaway, lifting the puck over sprawling Calgary goaltender Dan Vladar, to snap a 4-4 tie at 13:26 of the final period.

Carson Soucy, Morgan Geekie, Daniel Sprong and Yanni Gourde also scored for Seattle. Oliver Bjorkstrand notched two assists.

Kraken goalie Joey Daccord, making his first appearance of the season with Philipp Grubauer out with a lower-body injury and Martin Jones away from the team for personal reasons, made 36 saves.

Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist and Nikita Zadorov, Nazem Kadri and Trevor Lewis also tallied for the Flames. Elias Lindholm had two assists, and Vladar stopped 21 of 26 shots.

The Kraken won for the third time in four games while the Flames dropped their second straight contest.

The score was tied 2-2 entering the third period before the Flames scored twice in a 17-second span to take the lead.

Toffoli got the go-ahead goal, beating Daccord with a snap shot from between the hashmarks at 1:34 just after Lindholm won a faceoff.

Lewis subsequently fired a wrister from between the circles to give the Flames a two-goal cushion.

The Kraken rallied behind their special teams. Sprong scored a power-play goal at 8:31 and Gourde tied it on a short-handed breakaway at 11:26 after he stole the puck from Kadri at the Flames' blue line.

Seattle opened the scoring at 14:58 of the first period on Soucy's wrister from just outside the left faceoff dot.

The Flames tied the score 6:28 of the second. Toffoli carried the puck down the right wing and fired a pass across the top of the crease to Zadorov for a one-timer.

Calgary took the lead at 8:14 of the second. Kadri skated down the right wing and cut toward the net. He momentarily lost control of the puck just before he got to the crease, but it bounced right back to him and he hammered it into the open net.

Kraken coach Dave Hakstol challenged the call, apparently claiming Kadri had clipped Daccord's skate as he moved across the crease, but the goal stood after a video review.

Seattle tied it at 13:10 of the second as Geekie converted a two-on-one break with Jamie Oleksiak.

--Field Level Media

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