SUN Hockey Pool

Report card

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:35 AM ET

GOALTENDING

Curtis McElhinney: Went the full 60 minutes without taking a shot in the groin. He wasn't flashy but looked comfortable. B

DEFENCE

Cory Sarich: Not afraid to get his body in front of the puck, or into an opposing player. He levelled Greg Campbell and later beat him in a fight, too. A

Anders Eriksson: A good skater, and maybe the most vocal defenceman on the ice, he should be a strong third-pairing defenceman this season. B+

Robyn Regehr: Played his most meaningful minutes on the penalty kill with fellow Saskatchewaner Cory Sarich. They could be a strong shutdown combo. B+

Rhett Warrener: Laugh all you want about his weight loss, but he does look a little quicker out there. B

Brad Cole: Earned a couple of opportunities on the powerplay. He could use some seasoning in the AHL, though. C

Brett Palin: Logged some decent minutes along with Anders Eriksson and communicated well with his partner. Appeared aggressive and confident. B

FORWARDS

Jarome Iginla: Got his legs going in the second period and created some good scoring chances. Had a breakaway in the third, and went for the deke. B+

Eric Godard: Thought he might get in on the rough stuff, but the designated tough guy was more like the strong, silent type. D

Kristian Huselius: Quarterbacked the powerplay and helped set up Langkow's tally but was stripped of the puck by Rostislav Olesz, who then tied the game at 1-1. C+

Daymond Langkow: Didn't take him long to to find open ice around the net. Let a blast go from the right circle to net the Flames' first goal of the pre-season. A

Marcus Nilson: Strong on the puck in the offensive zone. Didn't look out of place alongside Iginla and Langkow. B+

Grant Stevenson: Not a spectacular player by any means but was in the right place at the right time to beat backup Tyler Plante to grab the lead in the second. B-

Carsen Germyn: May have helped his cause with a second period scrap against Tanner Glass. Germyn earned the decision. B

Krys Kolanos: Everyone loves a comeback story. This free-agent tryout is off to a slow start, though. He was nearly invisible out there. C

Cam Cunning: Saw little energy or aggressiveness from a guy who depends on it in his game.

Tomi Maki: Has a tendency to take bad penalties. Probably his last game for Calgary this year. C

David Van der Gulik: Has speed. The only trouble is he doesn't stand out at the NHL level yet. C+

Warren Peters: The strongest moment for his line came on the cycle late in the third period to draw a penalty. C


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