Traverse City Tourney, Day 2

By Jessica Haskin

Second Game, Second Loss

The Detroit Red Wings haven’t had great success at this year’s prospect
tournament in Traverse City, Michigan. Playing two games and losing
each by one point.

The Minnesota Wild’s beat Detroit five to four after Detroit had a lead
of three to nothing in the first period. In the second game, the
Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Red Wings two to one.

Joey MacDonald defended the net for Detroit with Pascal Leclaire
starting in goal for Columbus.
Columbus’ Trevor Ettinger and Detroit’s Jeff Feniak did a little dance
for the fans when they dropped the gloves twelve minutes into the game.
Both received 5 minute majors for fighting.

Columbus scored first with six minutes and nineteen seconds to go in the
first period. Brian Cummings getting a pass from Scott Heffeman sent the
puck through MacDonald’s five-hole.
Ettinger was still itching for a good fight and went with Brian
McGrattan three minutes into the second period. Ettinger pulled
McGrattan’s jersey over his head after they’d both gotten a few shots in
on each other. Ettinger then gave McGrattan a few more shots to the face
and pulled him down to the ice when they officials broke it up. Both
were given five minute fighting majors and a game misconduct.

Columbus’ Duvie Westcott went to the penalty box for slashing seven
minutes and twelve seconds into the second period. Thirty-five seconds
into the power play Chad LaRose put Detroit on the score board. Greg
Jacina passed across the front of the net to LaRose who put it in the
net, low on the stick side.

Alexander Kulakov scored the game winner thirteen minutes into the
second period with an assist from Marc-Andre Binette. Leaving the score
two to one.

Nashville Predators vs. Atlanta Thrashers

The Predators Jordin Tootoo, the first player of Inuit descent to ever
be drafted into the NHL, opened the scoring fifty-five seconds into the
game with an unassisted goal.

The next goal came by his teammate Miroslav Durak with an assist from
Martin Erat two minutes and forty-two seconds into the second period.

Atlanta scored their only goal twenty-four seconds later from Dany
Heatly with a helper from Karl Stewart.
There were two more goals for Nashville from Eric Lavigne assisted by
Bryan Lundbohm and one from Ryan Ramsay assisted by Scott Matzka and
Tootoo.

St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild

Despite scoring four goals the Minnesota Wild were still outscored by
the St. Louis Blues who generated seven goals from six different
players.
The first period ended with tied at one a piece, Dan Cavanaugh scoring
for the Wild and Brett Lutes netting one for the Blues.

Four minutes into the second period Derek Boogaard was checked through
the glass at the zamboni gate. The six-foot-six Boogaard went through
the glass, over the boards and landed on the cement floor. The only
visible injury was a small cut to his left cheek. Boogaard left to get
fixed up and take a shower to get the shards of glass out of his hair
and clean out his equipment.

Jay McClement, of the Blues, opened and closed the scoring in the second
period sandwiching two St. Louis goals and two Minnesota goals. The St.
Louis goals were scored by Greg Davis and Jeff Panzer, Minnesota’s from
Eric Johansoon and Matt Dziedusszycki.

Johansson scored once more for the Wild and St. Louis’ Cory Pecker and
Rowe each added a goal to finish out the night.