The Kraken started their inaugural season with a five-game road trip. Now, the NHL’s 32nd team heads home to open its brand-new building, Climate Pledge Arena, on Saturday.
It marks a new era in Seattle, and what better way to do it than with a matchup against the Kraken’s fellow Pacific Northwest team, the Canucks?
“Anytime you’ve got a new rivalry that’s so close to Vancouver,” Canucks coach Travis Green said recently on “The Chirp with Daren Millard.”
“You’ve got a new building, new city, new fans. It will be exciting going in there for the first time and probably every time after that. When you’re a player or coach, you like being part of that.”
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The Kraken are also excited to finally hit the ice at their home rink.
“Yeah, it’s going to be special, so I think a lot of guys are looking forward to that one . . . playing in front of family, friends in our building for the first time ever, it’s going to be a special night and hopefully brings us a lot of energy,” said captain Mark Giordano after the team ended its road trip 1-3-1 with a loss in New Jersey.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Kraken’s home opener.
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What channel is Canucks vs. Kraken on?
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 23
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- TV channel (U.S.): —
- TV channel (Canada): CBC, CITY, TVAS2
- Stream (U.S,): ESPN+, Hulu
- Stream (Canada): TSN Direct
Steve Levy will have the call on ESPN+ with Ray Ferraro serving as analyst and Emily Kaplan reporting. Linda Cohen and Kevin Weekes will be on the desk.
All games below can also be seen nationally in the United States on ESPN+.
When are the Canucks’ next five games?
|Tues., Oct. 26||vs. Wild||10 p.m.||BSN, BSWI, SN1|
|Thurs., Oct. 28||vs. Flyers||10 p.m.||NBCSP+, SN|
|Sat., Oct. 30||vs. Oilers||10 p.m.||CBC|
|Tues., Nov. 2||vs. Rangers||10 p.m.||MSG, SN1|
|Fri., Nov. 5||vs. Predators||10 p.m.||BSSO, SNP|
When are the Kraken’s next five games?
|Tues., Oct. 26||vs. Canadiens||10 p.m.||ROOT-NW, TSN2, RDS|
|Thurs., Oct. 28||vs. Wild||10 p.m.||ROOT-NW, BSN, BSWI|
|Sun., Oct. 31||vs. Rangers||9 p.m.||NHLN, ROOT-NW, MSG, SN1|
|Mon., Nov. 1||at Oilers||9:30 p.m.||ROOT-NW, SN1|
|Thurs., Nov. 4||vs. Sabres||10 p.m.||ROOT-NW, MSG-B|