Latest Dave Hakstol News

Devils deal Kraken 4-2 loss ahead of Seattle's home opener

Oct. 19, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rookie Dawson Mercer and Damon Severson scored first-period goals and Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 win over the expansion Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night. The Devils won their second straight to start the...

Flyers spoil Hakstol's return in 6-1 win over Kraken

Oct. 18, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The final months of Dave Hakstol's time coaching the Flyers came with angry fans chanting “Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!" With this kind of lopsided score in his return, Philly fans might just throw out a welcome mat. Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny...

Canucks score twice in shootout, beat Flyers 5-4

Oct. 15, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With a raucous Philly crowd against them, and a third-period collapse still raw, the Vancouver Canucks pulled themselves together and believed the best was still ahead. “It’s a rocking building, we’re on the road, anything could happen,”...

Kraken post 1st NHL victory, spoiling Preds' opener 4-3

Oct. 15, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Seattle Kraken wound up having to wait longer to play their first regular-season game on home ice than they did their first victory. Brandon Tanev scored his second goal into an empty net with 1:21 left, and the Kraken beat the Nashville...

Vegas defeats Seattle, 4-3, ruins Kraken league debut

Oct. 13, 2021 02:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights earned a victory in their first game in franchise history four years ago. They denied the Seattle Kraken the same accomplishment Tuesday night. Max Pacioretty scored twice as the Golden Knights spoiled Seattle’s debut with a...

Kraken have 5 players in COVID protocol on eve of opener

Oct. 11, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken are expected to be without five players for the season opener at Vegas due to COVID-19 protocols, coach Dave Hakstol said Monday. Forwards Jared McCann, Joonas Donskoi and Marcus Johansson, and defenseman Jamie Oleksiak were placed on...

Dave Hakstol hopes for rebound success with expansion Kraken

Oct. 11, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Inside the conference room, Dave Hakstol was enjoying a quiet lunch with a small group on the cusp of getting started with the first Seattle Kraken training camp. Then came a knock on the window from two random fans who happened to realize Hakstol was in...

Kraken feel solid with duo of Grubauer, Driedger in goal

Oct. 07, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For months, Chris Driedger seemed to be a lock to become the first goaltender for the Seattle Kraken. It made far too much sense considering his talent and success, and with no clear path to being a No. 1 goaltender in Florida. Then Philipp Grubauer...

Flyers count on offseason pickups to lead them to playoffs

Sep. 28, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The sounds of Philadelphia in the fall are familiar at this time of season: the bellyaching from talk radio to chirping tweets on the Eagles’ poor start. The cheers of nearly 30,000 fans imploring Bryce Harper to bring October baseball back to Philly. The explanations...

Kraken released: Seattle opens preseason topping Vancouver

Sep. 27, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The concourses of the Spokane Arena were jammed. The merchandise lines snaked through the crowds, causing bottlenecks as fans filed in for their first glimpse of the Seattle Kraken. There seems to be little doubt about the popularity and reach of...