good period. It's interesting that alot of the depth guys are getting some good minutes despite all the PP time early in the period. most every depth player on the team is at 4-5 minutes with an interesting exception being Blindenbacher who is leading the way with over 8.
I also like that on the display (Ice Tracker on NHL.com) the majority of the Stars shots are coming from the slot area whereas they are keeping the Blues away from Kari. Most times if you can get the more and better shots than most times you'll win with few problems
Pang makes an interesting point about Kari -- he said that one of the reasons that Nieuwendyk was willing to trust him with the starting job and a 3 year deal was that they both went through similar back injuries and Joe feels like he shouldn't be hindered after the type of surgery he had.