Florida's only home game of the 2009 preseason was a resounding success on - and off - the ice. Beyond their playing with a captain for the first time in over 16 months, the turnout was higher (8,923 announced) than certainly I had guessed it would have been for a Wednesday evening off-season non-conference matchup.
Cats' winger Radek Dvorak (1g, 1a) solidified exactly why the team re-signed him this summer: he scores shorties. His SH goal off the backhand at 9:38 of the third broke the spine of Dallas' hopes to rejoin the fray, stretching the lead to 3-1.
Going to throw a couple of pics from the game up tonight, along with a wrap of what's taken place over the past few days. This "starting a new job" thing can be a bear on free time!