NHL Preseason Game Night: 9/26/10 Lightning at Flames
My kingdom for some goaltending.
Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 23 shots and 1 goal on 2 shootout attempts for the penalty shot session loss.
TB 0:27, Lecavalier 1 (unassisted)
CGY 6:59, Brodie 1 (PP) (Giordano, Kotalik)
CGY 10:20, Brodie 2 (PP) (Giordano, Kotalik)
CGY 8:30, Conroy 1 (Kronwall, Cunning)
TB 9:45, Gagne 1 (Stamkos, St. Louis)
CGY 6:33, Kotalik 1 (Glencross, Giordano)
TB 8:59, Lecavalier 2 (PP) (Kubina, St. Louis)
TB 18:48, Stamkos 1 (PP) (Kubina, St. Louis)
TB - NONE
CGY - Kotalik
Vincent Lecavalier was named the game's third star.
What did we learn from this preseason road trip? Three good things and one very ominous thing. 1.) The Lightning offensive firepower does translate from paper onto the ice. 2.) The Lightning's lower line depth is better than at any time I can remember. Even in the Stanley Cup season, the team was a little thin. 3.) Guy Boucher's system, right now, is translating to drastic reductions in the shots on goal the Lightning are giving up. But, 4.) All of that is for naught if the Lightning can't find a goaltender who can stop at least 90% of the shots they face. Get well soon Mike Smith, and get back on schedule soon, Dan Ellis.
Blair Jones was -1 with 2 shots and 2 hits in 10:51 of ice time.