NHL Preseason Game Night: 10-1-11 Canadiens at Lightning

We're officially into the dog days of preseason.


Mathieu Garon took the loss for the Lightning.

First Period
10:05 MTL Gionta, (unassisted) (SH)

Second Period
2:19 MTL Gomez, (Cammalleri, Cole)(PP)
3:49 TB Lecavalier, (Purcell, Downie)
5:39 MTL Darche, (Spacek, Diaz)
8:24 MTL Cole, (unassisted)

Third Period
12:55 MTL Cammalleri, (Plekanec)

Just as I wouldn't read too much positive into the Lightning's last win, I wouldn't read too much negative into the spanking they've taken tonight. The forwards will be good when the season starts and more nights than not Roloson will be good. The problems are obvious with the backline and the fourth line, and improvement will be necessary as the season goes along. But, to this point, there's no reason to get too high or too low on this team heading toward opening night.

Box score from Yahoo.com.