Prospects and veterans both shine in an overtime win.
Mike Smith allowed 1 goal on 19 shots in 40 minutes of action before giving way to wunderkind Dustin Tokarski who was perfect on 9 saves the rest of the way for the win.
TB 16:52, Malone 1 (PP) (Foster, Lecavalier)
ATL 9:10, Postma 1 (Slater)
TB 4:34, St. Louis 1 (PP) (Lecavalier)
Your three stars were Martin St. Louis, Richard Panik, and Zenon Konopka.
The stealth good news from these first two preseason games is that Kurtis Foster has a power play assist in each contest. If Foster can refind his groove in Tampa Bay, the Lightning will have a formidable power play which could put a playoff berth within reach.
It's never a bad thing when Vincent Lecavalier starts off the year with a multi-point night either.
Carter Ashton had 2 shots in 10:43 in his first big audition for a roster spot.
Zenon Konopka wasted all of 3 seconds before he dropped the gloves tonight and finished with a pair of brawls in 6:55.
Paul Szczechura was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 13:07. He was also 50% on draws.
Blair Jones had 1 shot and 2 hits in 14:12.
Richard Panik was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 11:59.
And, finally, Victor Hedman topped 27 minutes of ice time again tonight registering 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 27:04. This young man is the truth, folks. He's started his pro career by playing over 54 minutes over the span of 72 hours, and handled it with seeming ease.
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