In a thrilling Game 7 game of two teams, the Seattle Kraken and the Colorado Avalanche in the final game of the series, the Kraken prevailed in overtime, and secured their place in the following round of playoffs. The game was rife with tension and controversy which left both teams as well as fans in the hot chairs until they scored the last score.
Kraken win in overtime, advance to next round
Kraken began strong with two goals in the opening period to lead. The Avalanche were able to come back in the second half and scored two goals themselves to make it a tie. The score was still tied through the third period, which led to a frantic overtime.
In the final minutes of the overtime period, Kraken forward James Neal scored the game-winning goal that sent the Kraken bench to a rage and the Avalanche coaches and players stunned. The Kraken will now move on to the next stage of playoffs where they will play Las Vegas’ Golden Knights. Vegas Golden Knights.
Controversial calls lead to frustration from Avalanche players and coaches
Throughout this game there were a number of controversial decisions by the referees, which resulted in Avalanche coach and players annoyed and furious. A particular call the game, the penalty for tripping that was not given to the Kraken player, resulted in the second goal by Kraken of the game.
Following the match, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar expressed his displeasure with the decisions, saying that they “played an important role in the final outcome that the team played.” Avalanche players also expressed their displeasure over the call as some even called for an examination of the league’s officiating rules.
Kraken captain defends team’s physical play
Kraken’s play in the physical series has been a matter of dispute as some accused the team of being dirty. Yet, Kraken captain Mark Giordano has defended his team’s actions following the game, saying that they were playing hard and in line with the guidelines.
Giordano also acknowledged his team’s determination and the ability to emerge winning in the highly competitive series. The Kraken are looking to maintain their winning streak in the coming weeks as they prepare to take on an opponent for the next round of playoffs.
Overall the Kraken against. Avalanche playoff match was an exciting and thrilling game of hockey that culminated in a tense game 7 which will be remembered for many years to be.