No wins in Seattle.

The Edmonton Oilers were defeated 4-3 by the Kraken on Friday night on their first visit to Seattle.

Edmonton Oilers left wing Zach Hyman, above, and Seattle Kraken goalie Philipp Grubauer watch the puck in front of goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Seattle. .

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It took the Kraken just 49 seconds to take the lead when Yanni Gourde hit a single half under Oilers goalkeeper Stuart Skinner.

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Edmonton tied on the power play, with Leon Draisaitl finishing off a play by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid.

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring against Seattle Kraken during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, December 3, 2021 in Seattle.

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Former Oilers defender Adam Larsson restored Kraken’s lead, throwing a shot past Skinner’s blocker.

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Oilers defender Evan Bouchard fired a point to make it 2-2 in the eighth minute of the second. Nugent-Hopkins posted an assist for his 500th career point.

Kraken forward Colin Blackwell took advantage of an Oilers fumble to put Seattle back in front. Kraken forward Alex Wennberg made it 4-2 less than three minutes later.

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McDavid deflected Bouchard’s point shot under Seattle keeper Philipp Grubauer with 8:16 left in the third.

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) skates the puck in front of Seattle Kraken center Riley Sheahan (15) during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Seattle. .

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Larsson received a harsh penalty with 1:31 left to play, giving the Oilers a six-on-four lead, but Edmonton failed to score the tying goal.

The Oilers (16-6) host the LA Kings on Sunday.

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