Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Preseason Game!

The Canes dropped their first preseason game on Friday, losing 4-2 to the Nashville Predators.

First of all, it was completely awesome to hear Chuck K call a game. It's been sooo long without hockey, this preseason is a definitely welcome event.

Apparently the Canes didn't play too well in the first two periods, although my man Erik Cole opened up the scoring with a goal on the power play. Unfortunately, 58 seconds later, the Canes let Nashville knock one in.

Nashville scored two goals in the second, one coming off of a bad turnover by Zach Boychuk. Not good for one of the future stars of the team, but, hey, it's preseason - as long as it's not a habit, right?

In the third the Canes picked up the pace, but they were unable to rally enough to win.

After this game, the Canes have already trimmed their roster. The only person heading up to Albany that played in Friday's game was Nicholas Blanchard - who had a fight in the second period (This guy seems like my kind of hockey player - 132 PIM in 55 games in Albany last year).

The next game is tomorrow against Atlanta. Hockey season is back!

Erik Cole stats: 1 goal

Chad LaRose stats: 1 assist

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