Kraken lose first NHL game against Golden Knights


LAS VEGAS — The Seattle Kraken lost their first NHL game, 4-3 to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday.

Seattle, which trailed 3-0 in the second period, scored twice in 1:12 in the period. Ryan Donato scored the team’s first-ever goal at 11:32 to make it 3-1, and Jared McCann made it 3-2 at 12:44.

Morgan Geekie tied it 3-3 at 7:58 of the third period.

Chandler Stephenson gave Vegas a 4-3 lead at 8:33 of the third after the puck deflected off his skate. The video review was upheld after it was determined there was no distinct kicking motion.

Max Pacioretty scored twice, and Mark Stone had three assists for the Golden Knights, who won their season opener for the fourth time in their five-year history. Robin Lehner made 28 saves.

Philipp Grubauer made 26 saves in his first start with the Kraken.

Pacioretty scored at 3:10 of the first period when he received a cross-ice pass from Stone on a 3-on-2 and scored far side to give the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead.

Marchessault made it 2-0 at 6:36 of the first. Reilly Smith forced a turnover on Kraken defenseman Vince Dunn in the corner, and William Karlsson passed it to Marchessault alone in the slot. Marchessault deked past Grubauer and scored forehand to backhand.

Pacioretty made it 3-0 at 6:43 of the second period off a deflection from Nicolas Hague.

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