#4 Nov. 21 at Seattle Kraken
Anytime you take on a brand new team in a brand new arena, it creates a challenge in and of itself as you don’t know exactly what this new team will bring. That is the case with the Seattle Kraken.
After preparing for an expansion draft where we were for sure going to lose somebody, the Kraken signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer at the opening of free agency. This allowed the Caps to trade back for Vitek Vanecek. Now their only loss this offseason has only been Brenden Dillon who got traded to the Winnipeg Jets.
This game will mark the first time the Caps not only play in Seattle but play in the brand new Climate Pledge Arena that is scheduled for completion this October. Some other players to watch on the Kraken are Yanni Gourde taken in the expansion draft from the Tampa Bay Lightning, Brandon Tanev a left wing from the Winnipeg Jets and Jordan Eberle a right winger from the New York Islanders.
The best part about this matchup is we won’t have to worry about any revenge games from former Capitals. The team did their part in protecting T.J. Oshie and bringing back Vanecek.