Some of the NHL will be starting the NHL in Europe to kickoff the season. While we will not be reporting the results of these Euro-North American matchups we wish all those foreign squads the best as they faceoff against the New York Rangers. You have to love Europeans because even they have a place for Ranger hatred. Otherwise, there were 6 games on tap on Sunday. Former Islanders offered their services in 2 of those games. Let us take a look:
There are times when Detroit's defense is so good it makes be a goaltender easy. Sunday was one of those days. Chris Osgood faced only 14 shots and stopped them all as the Detroit Red Wings blanked the visiting Atlanta Thrashers 4-0. The blanking was an example of a rare exhibition shutout but with Atlanta's paltry offense, Detroit's stellar defense and the Chris "Ozzie" Osgood in net things were aligned perfectly for a goose egg. Ozzie is 1-0-0 on the preseason and has surrendered on 1 goal in 1 and a half game's worth of minutes.
Jason Krog missed his shootout attempt in the 3rd of 5 rounds but all was okay as the Vancouver Canucks slipped by the host Anaheim Ducks for a 5-4 SO win. If we were the betting type we would be announcing Krog a lock to make the lineup for the start of the season but will be cautious and wait with everyone else to see what happens.
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