While a final score is the ultimate measure, Kraken fans can mark progress and winning ways with specific metrics such as scoring chances off the rush
Game results matter, but so does underlying behavior. Just like a final score, we can measure unique aspects of play that are part of the trends for success.

In the Kraken’s first game against Vegas, the team lost 4-3 after a valiant effort to come back from a 0-3 deficit. Afterward, one thing coach Dave Hakstol wanted his team to correct was not “feeding the transition (of opponents) too much.”

What does that mean? When an opposing team is trying to score, you want them to start as far away from the goal as possible. You want to make opponents work to get close enough for a quality chance.

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