Avalanche builds 7-0 lead and rolls over NHL's 32nd team in Seattle - The Denver Post | MCU Times

Avalanche builds 7-0 lead and rolls over NHL’s 32nd team in Seattle – The Denver Post

SEATTLE – Aside from a poor finish, the preseason Stanley Cup favorite rolled over the expansion Seattle Kraken and its former goalkeeper Friday night in its first game against the NHL’s 32nd team.

Five Avalanche scores, including two power-play goals from winger Andre Burakovsky and two in equal strength from defender Cale Makar as the white-hot guests lowered Kraken 7-3 at Climate Pledge Arena to sweep a two-game west coast road. trip.

Colorado, now 4-0 during star center Nathan MacKinnon’s most recent absence, took a 4-0 lead to chase starting goalkeeper Chris Driedger just 5:33 inside the second period. The Avs (8-5-1) then added two goals to former netballer Philipp Grubauer, who signed with Seattle as an unlimited free agent in the off-season, eventually building a 7-0 lead before the hosts scored two power-play goals. .

Makar and defender Erik Johnson put the puck past Grubauer to complete another period with four goals and take a 6-0 lead into the third before a quiet crowd of 17,151. Nicolas Aube-Kubel, who played his second game with Avs after being demanded exemptions from Philadelphia last week, made it 7-0 early in the final frame.

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