Seattle Kraken beat Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in game 5
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Seattle Kraken beat Colorado Avalanche 3-2. Seattle leads the series 3-2. Seattle forward Yanni Gourde reflected on their lead: "It's great, but at the end of the day, the fourth one is the toughest one to get, and we know that," -Yanni Gourde said, as quoted by nhl.com Seattle coach Dave Hakstol is happy for his team and is aware of the importance of such matches.
These are precisely the moments when his team must show its play and dominance. Hakstol expects nothing less from the team. "We've played to our identity. We'll continue to try to do that. That's the most important thing," Seattle coach Dave Hakstol said.
"You get to this time of year, the stage is a little bigger, it's a little brighter. There's a little bit more on the line and everything means a little bit more, but you still have to fall back on who you are. And that's where I believe our veteran guys have done a nice job, in keeping our group pretty even-keeled and just kind of [focusing on the] next job at hand."
Jared Bednar on his team
Colorado coach Jared Bednar is visibly disappointed after such a defeat.
He expected much more from his team, which was clearly in decline. They will have to work hard to come back and show their full glory again. "I'm sure we're frustrated right now that we let an opportunity slip away at home," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said.
"Again, wasn't anywhere near the game that we have to play in order to have success. It's not the game we played all year long, but we'll have to reset and get there. We've been a confident team on the road, but right now in this series, I'd say confidence is low, and we've got to find a way to get it back and build it back."