And there’s the horn! USA White wins its second straight, 4-2, over USA Blue. Stats, a recap and more will be available in a few short hours right here and at USAHockey.com.
GOAL!!! Kyle Palmieri gives USA White a 4-2 lead with a power-play goal, his second tally of the game. Palmieri sent a long wrist shot at Houser that seemed to find its way through the goalie’s pads under his right arm. USA Blue has some catching up to do, and is taking too many penalties for comfort.
Game on! USA White leads USA Blue, 3-2, as the third starts.
We’ve played two periods here in Lake Placid, and USA White holds a 3-2 lead over USA Blue. For the second straight game, USA White seems to have that extra “something,” as they out-shot USA Blue, 14-5, and hold a 23-9 shot advantage overall. But give USA Blue (and Jeremy Morin, specifically) credit for taking advantage of their power-play opportunities.
GOAL!!! USA Blue responds with a much-needed tally on the power play. Jeremy Morin notches his second of the game, firing a long shot through traffic that Jack Campbell never saw. 3-2 USA White, with one minute remaining in the second.
GOAL!!! Nick Bjugstad gives USA White a two-goal lead, driving to the net from the top of the left circle and jamming a shot past a sprawled Houser. 3-1 White!
Both teams change up their goalies. Campbell (White) and Houser (Blue) now minding the nets.
GOAL!!! Ryan Bourque jams home a goal-mouth scramble to give USA White a 2-1 lead six minutes into the second period.
We’re off and skating in period two. USA White and USA Blue tied, 1-1.
That’s the end of one, with the game tied, 1-1. USA White out-shot USA Blue, 9-4, though there were almost as many scoring chances as shots for both sides. Both goals were of the sniper variety from two guys who won gold last year.
GOAL!!! Jeremy Morin ties the game with a power-play goal for USA Blue. Morin stripped a USA White defenseman in the high slot and snapped a quick wrister over the right pad of Gothberg.
Chris Kreider is under the weather today, but is expected to go tomorrow. No worries to BC/N.Y. Rangers fans out there!
GOAL!!! Kyle Palmieri scores his second of the camp to give USA White a 1-0 lead. Drew Shore won a faceoff cleanly to Palmieri, who pumped a wrist shot past Iles low to the blocker side less than two minutes into the game.
Andy Iles (Blue) and Zane Gothberg (White) are getting the starts between the pipes tonight for their respective teams. This is a mirror image of yesterday, and I expect all four goalies will see time tonight.
As we mentioned in yesterday’s game blog, head coach Keith Allain is not coaching during these intrasquad scrimmages. Assistant coaches Mark Osiecki (Blue) and Phil Housley (White) are manning the benches while Allain, general manager Jim Johannson, director of player personnel Tim Taylor, national team advisor Ben Smith, and assistant coach Joe Exter look on from above. Here’s an example from yesterday’s game:
Let’s kick off the game blog for the second intrasquad contest of the 2010 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp between USA White and USA Blue! Puck drop is in 60 minutes. Remember, once again, the most recent events will appear first, so scroll down for a full recap of the game.
Here are tonight’s line pairings. To answer a question from one of our terrific fans, both Cam Fowler and Nick Leddy were invited to this summer’s camp, but chose not to participate.
Maxwell – Watson – Morin
Zucker – Lynch – Brown
Nieto – Pitlick – Bennett
Hayes – N. Shore – Rust
Samuelsson – Wey
Merrill – Alt
Tinordi – Faulk
D’Amigo – Nelson – Whitney
Bourque – Coyle – Etem
Saad – D. Shore – Palmieri
Brickley – Bjugstad – Budish – Lane
Forbort – Clendening
Dumoulin – Ramage
Archibald – Johns