SEATTLE – Once upon a time, when the mighty penguins of the early ’90s arrived on an expansion team, they usually embarrassed the NHL’s newest franchises, even when they weren’t playing their best hockey. Talent has a way of producing such results.
Monday at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena was a blast in the past.
The penguins were actually on their heels for parts of the competition and in the end the game was played pretty evenly. And yet it was the Penguins who won 6-1 in their first game against the Kraken.
It was like the old days.
The Penguins finished the western swing of their trip with a respectable 2-1-1 record and will head home for a few days before playing again in Washington on Friday.
Jake Guentzel continued his hot streak by scoring two goals. He now has 15 goals and is the owner of an NHL-long 13-game points streak.
Jeff Carter scored twice too, and Sidney Crosby scored and added an assist. Crosby, who has started the season slowly, has amassed 11 points in his last six games.
Casey DeSmith took his first win of the season for the Penguins, who took less than five minutes to beat Seattle’s starters