Kraken fall out of first place after shootout loss to Avalanche

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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — Two teams striving to make the playoffs for vastly different reasons collided on Saturday night looking like they had quite a lot to prove. For the now formerly first place Seattle Kraken, facing a red-hot Colorado Avalanche squad, the chance to take down the defending Stanley Cup champions a second time this season was another key moment in vying for their first playoff appearance. But the streaking Avalanche didn’t make things easy, handing them an eventual 2-1 shootout loss in a game where both teams had their chances to put things away in regulation. The Avalanche won for the fif…

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