Los Angeles (AFP)

The Seattle Kraken, a franchise new to NHL, suffered a narrow loss in their first-ever game, 4-3 in Las Vegas, on Tuesday in the kickoff of the 2021-22 North American Hockey League season. ice.

Faced with the Golden Knights, the last to come to NHL until the birth of the Kraken, the Seattle franchise has shown that it does not intend to make the extra.

She did raise some doubts early in the game, conceding three goals, but she managed to pick up to 3-3 in the final third, before Chandler Stephenson scored the winning goal for Las Vegas.

The first goalscorer in Kraken history is called Ryan Donato, followed by Jared McCann and Morgan Geekie.

The Kraken, 32nd franchise to join the NHL, in the Western Conference, will play its first five away matches.

Its first home game is scheduled for October 23, against the Vancouver Canucks.

Historically, new NHL franchises have been slow to establish themselves at the top level.

The Golden Knights, born in 2017, were the first to deny this constant, reaching the Stanley Cup final in their first season.

In the other game of the first day, the Tampa Bay Lightning, two-time defending champion, fell heavily at home (6-2) against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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