Capitals fall to Kraken but the chia pets were awesome

Washington Capitals fans came to Capital One Arena last night for the Sonny Milano chia pet but stayed for a 4-1 loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Max Pacioretty, Washington Capitals
Max Pacioretty, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals fell to the Seattle Kraken 4-1. I woudn't necessarily say they got dominated. This was one of those bad Caps losses that we all dislike where they get all the chances but only get one across.

Tye Kartye struck at 8:50. At 18:12 the Kraken went up 2-0 with a goal from Alex Wennberg. The Caps led the Kraken in shots 11-6 while Seattle led 2-0 after one.

At 5:47 Max Pacioretty scored his first goal as a member of the Capitals with a sweet finish off a pass from Alex Ovechkin through Dylan Strome's legs. Trevor van Riemsdyk had the secondary assist. 2-1 was the closes the caps would get.

Former Captal Justin Schultz made it 3-1 at 18:20 of the second period. Adam Larsson made it 4-1 at 12:02 of the third and that was the final.

The Caps led in shots 10-9 in the second period while the Kraken led in shots 8-5 in the third while the Caps outshot them 26-23 overall. Darcy Kuemper got the start in goal and made 19 saves in the losing effort.

The good news for the Caps is they will be getting Charlie Lindgren this weekend for the back to back home and home Lindgren bowl against his brother. But that stretch won't be easy so he couldn't be back at the more perfect time.

For the Kraken they have won their eighth game in a row which is big progress for a team in their third season ever that made the playoffs last year. While they sit third in the west wild card its a 3 way tie between them, the Nashville Predators and the Edmonton Oilers.

The Capitals have a big weekend coming up. If they don't want a repeat of last season's down the stretch collapse they have to take at least one of two against the New York Rangers.