The Nashville Predators open their 2021-22 season on Thursday when they host the Seattle Kraken.
The game (8:00 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on Bally Sports South for those living in the Predators Market, Root Sports Northwest for those living in the Kraken Market, and NHL Network for anyone outside the market transferred in the United States.
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You can watch a live stream from Root Sports Northwest (live in local markets), NHL Network, and over 100 other live TV channels on FuboTV. Root Sports is included in the main channel package and NHL Network is included in the “Sports Plus” add-on, both of which can be included in your free seven-day trial:
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The Kraken stalled on the franchise’s very first regular season test and succumbed to the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Nevada on Tuesday.
“We’re going to take a lot of the good things we’ve done and build on them,” said Seattle head coach Dave Hakstol afterwards on the team’s official website. “We’ll try to fix a thing or two, but no more. We have a short practice tomorrow and then get on a plane to prepare for Game 2 in Nashville. “
About seven minutes into the first half, the Golden Knights took a 3-0 lead; Kraken Center Morgan Geekie admitted his squad had to get over nerves at the start of the expansion team’s first competition.
“Yes, definitely, 100 percent,” he said, according to the Associated Press. “Obviously you come to Vegas and it’s a spectacular city and they put on quite a show.”
However, the Kraken responded in a short time. Ryan Donato scored the franchise’s first goal five minutes after falling into the 3-goal hole, and center colleague Jared McCann cut the gap in half just 72 seconds later.
Geekie leveled things out in the final third after about eight minutes, but the Knights found the end of the net less than a minute later and emerged victorious.
“I think it kind of speaks for our character as a team,” said Geekie of the late advance via AP. “We knew they were a good team to come in here and they paved the way. But I like the way we brought tonight and I think we got better as the game went on. “
The Predators rode a solid defense to a 31-23-2 mark and a playoff spot a season ago before divorcing the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round.
Although only eight teams scored fewer goals than Nashville in 2020-21, the Predators finished 20th.
On Wednesday, the Predators announced that they have signed defenseman Mattias Ekholm for a four-year $ 25 million extension that will begin next year.
“We have a group of young right-shot defenders including Alexandre Carrier, Philippe Myers, Dante Fabbro and Matt Benning, all of whom have the opportunity to learn from Mattias on his opposite side and play with him the stability that gives us on the blue line, “said David Poile, general manager of Nashville, via AP.
Ekholm, now 31, made his Predators debut in 2011 and has been with the team ever since. In 586 career games he has scored 219 points (51 goals, 168 assists).
“Nashville is our home,” said the Swede via AP. “We want to be here. I believe in the future of this team and look forward to the chance to compete for the Stanley Cup here in the next five seasons. “