2024 Winter Classic winners, losers: Joey Daccord, sliding Vegas


The Seattle Kraken kept surging and the Vegas Golden Knights continued a mini-slide when the Kraken defeated the Stanley Cup defending champions 3-0 in the 2024 Winter Classic on Monday afternoon.

Goalie Joey Daccord made 35 saves to become the first NHL goalie to record a shutout at the Winter Classic. The Kraken improved to 7-0-2 in their last nine games, the longest point streak in the franchise’s three-year history. The Golden Knights, meanwhile, fell to 2-6 in their last eight games.

Vegas had been 8-1 against Seattle before Monday’s game.

Eeli Tolvanen, Will Borgen and Yanni Gourde scored for Seattle before 47,313 fans at T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners.

Here are the winners and losers from the Winter Classic:

Seattle Kraken goaltender Joey Daccord (35) and center Yanni Gourde (37) celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2024 Winter Classic.

WINNERS

Seattle Kraken surge continues

With the victory, their fifth in a row, the Kraken are now one point out of a Western Conference playoff spot. Before the turnaround, they had been on an eight-game winless streak and looked like last season’s playoff appearance might have been a fluke. Another playoff appearance seems more likely now.



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