Traverse City Tournament, Day 2

By Jessica Haskin

The second day of the Traverse City Prospect Tournament was filled with good hockey and a high
scoring game between the Thrashers and Red Wings in which Atlanta won
5-4. In other games, St. Louis beat Tampa Bay by 2-1, and the Washington and Minnesota
skated to a 1-1 tie.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues got their first win of the tournament with a 2-1
win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. All of the scoring came in the first

The Blues scored first with a goal from Konstantin Zakharov. Mike
passed the puck across the front of the crease and Zakharov slipped it
in behind Gerald Coleman at 7:55. Peter Senja had the second assist.

Zakharov scored again at 15:35 with a wrist shot from the right
circle that went under Coleman’s glove. Shawn Belle had the assist.

Gerard Dicaire scored the goal for Tampa Bay on the power play with
remaining in the period. Gray Shaneberger and Ryan Craig had the

Washington Capitals vs. Minnesota Wild

The Capitals and Wild skated to a 1-1 tie after 65 minutes of play.
goals came on power plays. Washington’s goal came from Derek
Krestanovich at 10:47 of the first period. Minnesota’s Zbysek Michalek
scored with 4:18 remaining in the game to force a scoreless overtime.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Atlanta Thrashers

The Detroit Red Wings took a hard loss to the Atlanta Thrashers by a
score of 5-4 after leading 3-1 going into the third period.

Atlanta scored the first goal on the first shot of the game. Anthony
Aquino took a shot from the blue line that went off a defenseman’s
in front and deflected through Stefan Liv’s five-hole into the net 24
seconds into the first period.

Carson Germyn tied the game up for the Red Wings while on the penalty
kill. John Shouneyia stole the puck at the red line and skated
into the Thrashers zone where he passed across to Germyn who one-timed it
past Kari Lehtonen with 5:03 remaining in the period.

Atlanta switched goalies at the start of the second period replacing
Lehtonen with Michael Garnett.

Darryl Bootland gave Detroit the lead at 7:23 of the second period
putting the puck top shelf over Garnett’s shoulder on the power play.
Jiri Hudler and Tomas Fleischmann had the assists.

Bootland scored again ten minutes later off of James Cuddihy’s rebound.
Hudler had the second assist.

Jimmy Sharrow opened the scoring in the third period with a goal for
Atlanta on a 5-on-3 power play. Aquino passed across the front of the
net to Sharrow who was waiting on the edge of the crease and put it in
behind Liv at 4:56.

Hudler scored a shorthanded goal when Garnett sent the puck around the
boards behind the net but the only player there was Hudler. Hudler
picked up the puck wrapped around the net and put it in at 6:16 with
Garnett was still ten feet from the crease.

A minute later, Atlanta’s Sam Paolini passed the puck from behind the
net to Kris Deines who one timed it over Liv’s right shoulder.

Atlanta‚Äôs Paul Flache tied the game at 16:23 with a wrist shot over Liv’s right

Kevin Doell scored the winning goal for Atlanta with 2:06 remaining in
the game. Maloney passed across the front of the net and Doell put the
puck top shelf with a wrist shot giving Atlanta the final score of 5-4.