The NY Islanders look to start 2023 on a good note and extend their winning streak as they visit Jordan Eberle and the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on Sunday night. Seattle has a 9-8-2 record at home this season.
The Isles enter tonight's game riding a three-game winning streak following Thursday's 2-1 win vs the Columbus Blue Jackets. Meanwhile, the Kraken are going in the opposite directing, having lost three straight, including being blown out 7-2 by the Edmonton Oilers in their last game. Overall, the Kraken have lost 8 of their last 11.
This will be the first meeting of the season between the Islanders and the second-year Kraken. Last year, the teams meant twice, both in February with the road team winning each game. The Kraken came to UBS Arena and shutout the Isles 3-0 in the first ever meeting between the two teams on Feb. 2. New York got even on Feb. 22 with a 5-2 win, Zach Parise scored twice in the victory.
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Andre Burakovsky has 10 goals and 18 assists for the Kraken. Daniel Sprong has six goals over the last 10 games. How about former Islanders forward Jordan Eberle? The 32-year-old Eberle has had a solid season playing on the Kraken's top line; he's currently second on the team in points with 27, just one behind Burakovsky with 8 goals and 19 assists.