Carolina jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a powerplay goal by Bryan Rodney, but the Thrashers came back with two goals later in the first to finish the period with a 2-1 lead. Brandon Sutter would score shorthanded to tie the game up in the second, but Atlanta scored twice more in the third to put the game away.
After the game, John Forslund said that Brandon Sutter was the player of the game for Carolina. Michael Leighton made several nice saves, but might want one back that got by him.
All in all, it was just another preseason game that does not count, but look for the Canes to play with a bit more fire on Friday night. More cuts are expected on Tuesday and most of the expected starting lineup for opening night should be on the ice the rest of the preseason.
NOTE: The Canes will not practice as originally scheduled on Tuesday, September 22. They will be back on the ice Wednesday, the 23rd at 11AM.