San Jose, CA– Today the Sharks take to the ice for their final scrimmage game of this year’s training camp. Yesterday was a very physical game as both Burns and Acolatse connected numerous times during the scrimmage. . In the first half of the scrimmage team teal’s Tommy Wingels scored the lone goal. In the second half, Joe Pavelski continued the scoring that gave the guys in teal a 2-goal lead. Later, Curt Gogol of team white connected to put his team on the board. But it was all Team Teal who ended dominating the rest of the scrimmage and ended up scoring 3 more goals and came away with decisive 5-1 victory over Team White.
Here are the line combinations, defensive pairings, and the goaltending lineup for both squads.
81-Kennedy 19-Thornton 88-Burns
48-Hertl 8-Pavelski 57-Wingels
38-Kearns 75-Hamilton 26-Stewart
71-Tarasov 50-Tierney 42-Pelech
Reserves: 63-Livingston, 74-DeMelo
13-Torres 39-Couture 12-Marleau
15-Sheppard 10-Desjardins 37-Burish
83-Nieto 43-McCarthy 76-Hayes
85-Gogol 67-Oleksuk 56-Reid
Reserves: 72-Schwartz, 94-Comrie
Much like yesterdays scrimmage, they used the same format with two 30 minutes halves and a running clock. Team Teal continued where they left with defenseman Tayler Doherty opening the scoring giving his team the early one goal lead. Later in the first half, Doherty laid out Andrew Desjardins into the boards near the onlooking crowd at San Jose Sharks Ice. After the play ensued, Desjardins appeared to be bit shaken up after Doherty’s hard body check, he then slowly made his way back to bench. As the half went on, team teal stepped up the pace of game putting pressure on team white in all three zones. Anthony Stewart who is here on a pro tryout contract nearly gave team teal a two-goal lead but Stalock stopped his shot with an awesome left pad save. Moments later, veteran defensman Rob Davison took a puck to the face went it deflected off of his stick. Later in the fist, tensions mounted when Daniil Tarasov and Matt Tennyson got into it as they crossed checked one another, in doing so, Tennyson was charged with an undisciplined roughing penalty, putting team teal on the power play for the first time in scrimmage action. Team teal did not convert on the man advantage. The good news was that Davison returned to ice after taking the puck to the face. Team white finally woke up, matching the intensity of team teal. With less than three minutes to go in the first half, Adam Burish took another penalty for his squad. During the man advantage opportunity, team teal converted when Thornton setup Burns giving them a 2 goal lead.
In the early stages of the second half, Dan Boyle and Adam Burish connected with one another in the neutral zone on the far side, however due to a holding infraction, Boyle went off to the box. While on the man advantage, Couture sent a nice pass to Torres and buried the puck over Anderson shoulder to cut team teal’s lead in half that made the score 2-1. Later in the half Tarasov regained team teal’s two goal lead when he slid the puck past Sateri, thus making it 3-1. With over 8 minutes remaining in the second, team white’s Adam Burish took a slashing when he slashed Brent Burns from behind. Nothing was going in team teal’s way on the man advantage. However, team white took advantage when team teal was sloppy in their own end in which Hannan cashed in on the opportunity and put the puck past Anderson, cutting into team teal’s lead once again and made the score 3-2. In the late stages of the second, Burns took an undisciplined slashing penalty that put his down a man. Team White took advantage of their late gift as Logan Couture blasted the puck from the left faceoff circle and it was Ryland Schwartz who tipped it past Anderson’s glove side giving them the much need equalizer and wiped a two-goal deficit that knotted the scrimmage up at 3-3.
The scrimmage was decided in the shootout and it was team white who ended up winning when forward Matt Nieto scored a nice backhander over Anderson. The final score of the scrimmage was 4-3
Ryan Bayer Bay Sport Report Sharks Reporter @81Bayer
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