The first win of a season is always sweet… albeit against the lowly Calgary Flames. But we’ll take a shutout anytime.
DeBoer decided to shake things up and came up with the “Geriatric Line”, the three oldest players on the team, Stillman, Reasoner and Dvorak. Dvorak responded as the hero with two goals, while Matthias scored his first of the season.
Vokoun recorded his first shutout of the season stopping 27 shots. Fifteen shots on goal is not exactly an offensive barrage… but these are the kinds of victories we are hoping to get alot of… great goaltending, tight defensive battles, and cashing in on the few chances that we have.
Reasoner continues to impress with two assists.
The defence limited the Flames to four shots on goal in the second period, and then the game opened up in the third when Vokoun was at his best.
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Written by Marvin Miller
Freelance Sportswriter for many years. Hockey coach for 10 years up to Bantam AA. Certified Level 2 in both hockey and racquetball. Works now as a Senior Technical Writer. Hobbies, racquetball, playing guitar, and following hockey, particularly the NHL Draft.