(Seattle, WA) — The Wild suffered their first road loss of the season in their first ever trip to Seattle in a 4-1 defeat to the Kraken. The Wild were shorthanded as Mats Zuccarello and Rem Pitlick both entered N-H-L Covid protocol plus defensemen Alex Goligoski and Dmitry Kulikov missed the game with injury. Despite being shorthanded, the Wild did score the first goal of the game when Ryan Hartman put home his third of the season. But after a Marcus Foligno goal was waved off 14 seconds later the Kraken scored the next four, including two into an empty net late, and skate to the victory. Cam Talbot suffered his first loss of the season on 34 saves. The Wild fall to 5-2-0 on the season and 1-1-0 to begin the three game road trip.
The Wild will finish up their three game road trip with a stop in Colorado to face the Avalanche on Saturday night. This will be the first meeting of the season between the two division rivals. They squared off eight times last season with Colorado winning five of them including three of four at Ball Arena. After tomorrow the Wild are home on Tuesday to host the Ottawa Senators.