NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-20-11 Lightning at Blues

Not much to see here.


Mathieu Garon allowed 1 goal on 9 shots before giving way to Jaroslav Janus who allowed 1 goal on 18 shots for the hard luck loss. If there was one lesson out of this game, it's that Janus continued his decent play in camp.

First Period
15:16 STL Grachev, Langenbrunner, Backes (PP)

Second Period
09:35 TB Downie, Kubina, Clark (PP)
16:53 ST D'Agostini, Cheechoo, McRae

Third Period
19:28 STL Grachev, Langenbrunner, Backes (EN)

If the coaching staff has favorites amongst the young players trying to climb the ladder, they sure didn't tip their hand with their ice time allocation. It's a pretty even 9-14 minutes across the board for everyone, be it veterans or rookies.

As an aside, I find it bizarre that NHL.com included the likes of Dmitri Bezrukov has healthy scratched for this game. Really strange to see that list of names.

Box score from NHL.com.