Team A took on Team C this morning on Day 2 of Detroit Red Wings 2003 training camp beating Team C by a score of 4-2.
Boyd Devereaux opened the scoring with a goal against Marc Lamothe at 7:52 of the first period. Steve Yzerman and Henrik Zetterberg had the assists.
Michel Picard evened the score at 8:24 of the second period shooting the puck just inside the right goal post past Dominik Hasek.
Team A took the lead again when David Brisson scored his third goal in two days on Danny Groulx’s rebound at 19:39 of the second period.
Kevin Miller tied the game again at 23:47 when Hasek kicked the puck out to Miller’s stick. Miller quickly shot it in past Hasek.
The score was tied after both 30 minute running time periods so they went to a shoot out where Jason Williams and Zetterberg both scored against Logan Koopmans. Miller and Brett Hull were shut out by Hasek giving Team A the 4-2 win.
Team D faced off against Team B winning 4-3.
Team B lead 2-0 at the end of the first period with goals from Tomas Kopecky and Pavel Datsyuk.
Nathan Robinson scored 1:27 into the second period with assists from Chris Chelios and Tim Skarperud.
Tomas Holmstrom tied it up at 4:40 when the puck went off his skate and into the net. Linemates Jiri Hudler and Brendan Shanahan had the assists.
Ray Whitney took the lead again for Team B with a goal at 15:15 from Datsyuk.
Holmstrom scored his second of the day at 17:13 with an assist from Shanahan.
Robinson had his second goal when he redirected Skarperud’s shot past Jeff McDougald giving the final score of 4-3.
Team A and Team D are undefeated in camp with Team B and Team C unable to get a win yet.
In the practice afterwards Manny Legace intentionally slapped the blade of his stick on the top of the glass showering play-by-play announcer Ken Daniels with snow and getting a chuckle out of him.
The players split up in pairs to battle against each other the puck. Jiri Fischer was going to go against summer acquisition Derian Hatcher, both 6’5″. Jiri Hudler, 5’9″, requested to go against Fischer
though and the coaches granted his request. Fischer and Hudler battled against each other for the puck for almost a half an hour. Hudler held his own quite well though with his agile moves to make up for lack of size.
Head coach Dave Lewis said that Hudler needs to “just do what he’s doing now.”
Kronwall and Hudler “need to play” said GM Ken Holland. “If they can’t make the Red Wings, we’ll put them in Grand Rapids.”