I just home from the first preseason game and I just wanted to throw some stuff out there. Brian Stewart played the whole 60 minutes and looked pretty good (27 saves), not allowing a goal until the third period (on the penalty kill, nonetheless). I was surprised to not see Riopel, but Stewart looked very good. Makes the goalie situation even more interesting as he definitely proved he deserves a spot with the Phantoms. Also of note was that the line of Klotz-Rinaldo-Clackson was a lot of fun to watch. Rinaldo was already going at it with players during warm up..words were exchanged and that line was involved in a lot of the extra-curricular activities of the night. That being said Rinaldo took more than one stupid penalty, and his discipline leaves something to be desired. The Phantoms ended up losing 2-1 in OT.
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