Kraken get first win, hold off Predators


NASHVILLE — The Seattle Kraken got the first win in their history by defeating the Nashville Predators 4-3 at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.

Brandon Tanev scored two goals, Alex Wennberg and Jared McCann each had a goal and an assist, and Philipp Grubauer made 27 saves for the Kraken (1-1-0).

Mikael Granlund had a goal and two assists, and Juuse Saros made 22 saves for the Predators (0-1-0).

Wennberg gave Seattle a 3-2 lead at 9:54 of the second period, shooting into an open net at the right post off a pass from Alex Barre-Boulet, who was playing his first game with the Kraken after being claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

Tanev added an empty-net goal to make it 4-2 at 18:39 of the third period, but Granlund cut it to 4-3 with 40 seconds remaining after Grubauer couldn’t control a rebound.

Eeli Tolvanen gave the Predators a 1-0 lead at 3:18 of the first period following a face-off win by Granlund.

McCann tied it 1-1 at 15:27 of the first on a wrist shot from the point on the power play, and Tanev scored another power-play goal on a rebound to make it 2-1 at 17:33.

Roman Josi tied it 2-2 at 4:36 of the second period with a one-timer from the point during a 5-on-3 power play.

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