Kraken shut out the Bruins, handing them their 1st home regulation loss

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins’ season-opening home level streak ended at 22 video games with a 3-0 loss to the Seattle Kraken at TD Garden on Thursday.

Brandon Tanev, Eeli Tolvanen and Jaden Schwartz scored, and Martin Jones made 27 saves for Seattle (25-12-4), which has gained seven straight video games.

“I believed we did a extremely, actually good job,” Jones mentioned. “We blocked photographs, we picked up sticks, we cleared pucks out. That was most likely the largest factor; we have been actually, actually sturdy in entrance of our internet tonight.”

Video: SEA@BOS: Jones makes 27 saves in shutout vs. Bruins

Linus Ullmark made 28 saves for Boston (32-5-4), which was shut out for the first time this season and had a 14-game level streak finish (11-0-3). The Bruins have been 19-0-3 at home. It was their first home loss in regulation in 29 video games (26-0-3, together with Stanley Cup Playoffs) since a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on April 14 of final season.

“We weren’t a second late, we have been two seconds late on every part,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery mentioned. “We simply could not see the performs that have been there to be made all night time. We’re not proud of how we performed.”

The Bruins have been coming off a three-game West Coast highway journey after they outscored the opposition 16-5 and went 3-0-0.

“I feel it simply took us some time to get to our sport, if it even bought there,” Boston defenseman Charlie McAvoy mentioned. “They got here in and performed effectively, however we simply did not do sufficient for 60 minutes.”

The Kraken have gained the first six of a seven-game journey that ends towards the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. They grew to become the seventh staff in NHL historical past to win every of its first six or extra video games of a highway journey. The final one to take action was the San Jose Sharks from Nov. 13-22, 2015.

Seattle is 15-4-2 on the highway.

“It’s been enjoyable,” Kraken ahead Jordan Eberle mentioned. “This has been an extended highway journey; it is made it so much simpler once we’ve swept it to date. We’re a close-knit group, we now have enjoyable collectively, we win collectively, and I do not suppose there’s actually anybody in that locker room that basically cares about the acknowledgment. It’s only a staff mentality.”

Tanev gave Seattle a 1-0 lead at 7:14 of the first interval, scoring on a tip-in from a pointy angle after Daniel Sprong shot from the proper boards.

“I hoped for the finest,” Tanev mentioned. “I do know [Sprong is] an ideal shooter, so you may simply park your self in entrance of the internet and hopefully you may deflect one in, and I used to be lucky sufficient for that to occur.”

Video: SEA@BOS: Tanev provides Kraken a 1-0 lead in the 1st

Tolvanen made it 2-0 at 19:21 of the second interval with a wrist shot from the slot, capturing the puck underneath the crossbar.

“I do not suppose [Seattle] stunned us,” Ullmark mentioned. “They’re staff, we all know their report on the highway as effectively, and their sport speaks for itself. I believed it was hockey sport. It’s a sport of inches. Sometimes you’ve gotten them, typically you do not.”

Schwartz scored an empty-net aim at 18:10 of the third interval for the 3-0 closing.

“It’s a tricky place to win, clearly,” Kraken coach Dave Hakstol mentioned. “You have not at all times been ready to try this right here this 12 months, so for our guys, we ought to be pleased with that. We did all the little issues that you need to do to win: scored a pair well timed targets, had some actually good goaltending.”

Notes: Jones has back-to-back shutouts for the first time since Oct. 10-13, 2015, with the Sharks, and have become the first Seattle goalie to do it. He made 21 saves in a 4-0 win at the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. … The Kraken have their second seven-game successful streak of the season (Nov. 17-Dec. 1.). They are certainly one of two growth groups in NHL historical past with such a streak in their first two seasons. The Vegas Golden Knights had an eight-game streak in 2017-18 and a seven-game streak in 2018-19. … Bruins ahead Joona Koppanen had one shot on aim and two hits, and was 5-for-7 on face-offs in 8:50 of ice time in his NHL debut.

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