Kraken play Avalanche tough before falling 4-3 in Denver

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The Seattle Times

DENVER — For the vast majority of this game, with cheers of “Gruuu!” raining down on the visiting goalie, the Kraken seemed destined to exit their nine-day COVID-19-imposed layoff with a result far stellar than anything seen the past month and a half. They’d been taking it to one of the league’s better teams, bolstered by goals from Marcus Johansson, Jared McCann and Colin Blackwell and standout goaltending by onetime Colorado Avalanche netminder Philipp Grubauer. But then, some bad habits creeped back in and a questionable goal off a skate led to a disheartening 4-3 loss to Colorado on a Mond…

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