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Recap: The Golden Knights and Seattle Kraken dropped the puck outside in the Great Northwest for each franchise’s first NHL Winter Classic. Seattle took the honor of opening the scoring 4:50 into the contest. The Kraken deflected one past Logan Thompson to take a 1-0 advantage into the first intermission. Seattle added to their lead quickly into the middle frame. The Golden Knights were awarded a late period power play but couldn’t cut the lead in half before the break. Trailing 2-0 the Golden Knights tried to make a 3rd period comeback. However, Seattle made it difficult with another early frame goal. The Kraken jumped on a loose puck in the Golden Knights zone and slipped it past Logan Thompson 2:10 into the period. Vegas created chances in the final ten minutes but couldn’t find the back of the net. The Golden Knights record drops to 22-11-5 falling to the Kraken in the 2024 NHL Winter Classic. Vegas will head back home for a weeknight matchup against the Florida Panthers. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM. (Recap by Jason) Analysis: In the marquee regular season game of the year the Golden Knights were a no show. Forecheck really never got going aside from a few individual efforts here and there. That meant limited zone time and not much by way of pressure on the Seattle D. The Kraken played a simple game that limited VGK’s transition and allowed them to spend more time in the offensive zone than they usually do against Vegas. Really poor showing from a team that typically steps up in these types of events. (Analysis by Ken) Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Seattle Kraken outdoors at T-Moble Park. Winter Classic MEGA post Ken’s Three VGK Stars *** Jonathan Marchessault ** Jack Eichel * Alec Martinez 47,313 people have witnessed one of the worst games VGK have played in quite some time. That being said, the atmosphere, the setting, and the circumstance were quite awesome. — SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) January 1, 2024 Very bad moment for Cotter there. Gourde completed pantsed him and found a hole under Thompson. Not looking good for the Golden Knights. — SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) January 1, 2024 Not a good start to the 2nd for VGK. Failed clearance, long rebound and the defenseman sneaks in behind VGKs winger. 2-0 VGK. They’ve got a lot of work to do. Need more posseesion. — SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) January 1, 2024 There are microphones amplifying the sounds from the ice. Makes the giant stadium feel much more intimate. Absolutely love it. pic.twitter.com/nwymhhu2Ho — SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) January 1, 2024

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