Calgary had to battle back in both of their pre-season split-squad games. I obviously didn’t see the game in Edmonton, but I did see the game in Calgary. No one really stood out for me, but I’ve definitely seen worse Flames preseason games.
I was expecting to see a little more out of Knight and Monahan, but I guess you can’t expect them to do too much in their first NHL (type) game. Baertschi and Horak scored in the shootout in Edmonton to cap the comeback there.
Here was the lineup in Calgary:
Curtis Glencross-Matt Stajan-Lee Stempniak
Mike Cammalleri-Mikael Backlund-David Jones
Michael Ferland-Sean Monahan-Emile Poirier
Blair Jones-Corban Knight-Greg Nemisz
Mark Giordano-TJ Brodie
Ryan Culkin-Shane O’Brien
Patrick Sieloff-John Ramage