2021 NHL Season Opener: Seattle Kraken vs Las Vegas Golden Knights preview and live stream, How to watch

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Kraken vs Golden Knights

History will be made tonight as the NHL’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken, face off for their first regular-season game on the road against the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

The Golden Knights know something about what the Kraken will be experiencing as they were the last NHL expansion team to take the ice. The success the Knights have seen would be something the Kraken would love to be able to repeat.

Game Details

Who: Seattle Kraken at Las Vegas Golden Knights
When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10 p.m. ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Channel: ESPN+
Live stream: PremiumTV.live

Seattle Kraken vs Las Vegas Golden Knights preview

The Seattle Kraken put a stamp on their inaugural preseason with a 4-0 shutout of the Vancouver Canucks last week. A three-goal second period. put them ahead and they never really looked back.

Hoping to build on that momentum will be difficult though with the news on Monday of four players being added to the COVID-19 protocol. That means Alex Wennberg is moving up to first line center.

That won’t take away from the fact that the Kraken will be excited to start their first season tonight.

“We’re blessed, because we’re part of something special,” defenseman Mark Giordano said. “Not many guys have this opportunity in their careers with a new franchise, Game One. It’s going to be an electric atmosphere in Vegas. It always is, and [we’re] excited to be a part of that game.”

The Golden Knights ended their season on more of a whimper as they lost 4-0 to the San Jose Sharks.

Vegas has plenty of questions to answer after the early franchise success they’ve seen, getting into the playoffs in three of their first four seasons.

The Golden Knights parted ways with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the offseason in a trade with Chicago, so there are some holes to be filled on the roster.

How to watch Seattle Kraken vs Las Vegas Golden Knights

If you have a cable TV subscription, the game is available on ESPN. It is also available on ESPN+ through their streaming subscription.

We recommend PremiumTV to watch this game and other NHL preseason games locally. They are provided in crystal clear HD with no need for a VPN. A non-contract, non-subscription service, PremiumTV brings you the biggest events in sports and entertainment from around the world.

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