A look at the game “by the numbers.”

  • On the game as a whole, in 5-on-5 play, the Kraken created 40-percent of all shot volume and 29.7-percent of all shot quality. But, it’s important to note that that deficit was mainly created in the first period when Seattle generated less than 30-percent of all the offense that happened on the ice. In the final 40 minutes, shot attempts were even between the two teams and the Kraken won the quality battle.
  • The biggest differentiator in the game – especially in that opening 20 minutes – was Philipp Grubauer. 72 pucks were fired in his direction, 33 were on target and he stopped them all. Per, he prevented 3.11 goals that Pittsburgh should have scored. In terms of exceeding expectations, that’s the best regular season performance of Grubauer’s Kraken career and it’s the fourth-best performance across all his 298 games in the NHL.
  • Oliver Bjorkstrand scored for the second game in a row and it was earned. He was second only to the other goal scorer (Alex Wennberg) in terms of individual shot quality; he led his team in offensive zone possession time and controlled entries (9); and had two shots from the slot.
  • Wennberg’s line – with Bjorkstrand and Jaden Schwartz was the best Seattle line in the game for the second straight outing – besting the Penguins in shot volume.
  • Seattle slowed Pittsburgh’s speed as a whole as well – with six rush chances to the Penguins’ five.
  • The best players in the game according to game score were: Grubauer, Wennberg, and Bjorkstrand.
  • The Kraken were perfect on the penalty kill (3-for-3) and scored on their third of four power plays in the game.

Here’s a look at our data-driven Instant Analysis from Sportlogiq (Click HERE for how to read this graphic):

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