Winless in Seattle.
The Edmonton Oilers were beaten 4-3 by the Kraken in their first visit to Seattle on Friday night.
It only took 49 seconds for the Kraken to take the lead when Gourde slammed a one-time player under Oilers goalkeeper Stuart Skinner.
Edmonton tied on the power play, Leon Dresitl ended a passing play from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Conor McDavid.
Former Oilers defenseman Adam Larsen restored the Kraken lead when he flicked a shot past Skinner’s blocker.
“It’s disappointing,” Oilers defenseman Tyson Barry said after the game.
“I don’t think we want to put ourselves in a position where we have to come back. We didn’t do our best tonight.”
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Oilers defenseman Evan Bouchard scored 2-2 in eight minutes in a point shot. Nugent-Hopkins scored an assist for his 500th career point.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play with some great players,” Nugent-Hopkins. said. “I’ve been a part of the Oilers full time, so[I’m]definitely happy to be doing[it]with these guys.”
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Kraken forward Colin Blackwell took advantage of the Oilers turnover to put Seattle back in front. Kraken forward Alex Weinberg made it 4-2 in less than three minutes.
McDavid, led by Seattle netminder Philippe Grubauer, removed Bouchard’s point shot with an 8:16 to move to third place.
Larsson took a hefty penalty with 1:31, giving the Oilers a six-four advantage, but Edmonton could not secure the goal of the tie.
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“We pushed a lot in the third,” Oilers head coach Dave Tippett said after the game.
“We took a couple too many penalties and a lot of turnover. Those will be areas we can fix. It’s on us, not them.”
The Oilers (16-6) will host the LA Kings on Sunday.