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D-Camp: Day Four, Second Scrimmage of the Week
Team White had a lot to smile about in today’s scrimmage (All Photos Credit: M. Richter).
Thursday saw the second scrimmage of the week, with Team White snagging a commanding 4-0 victory over the big-name-bearing Team Red (Team Red’s roster includes notables Tom Wilson, Andre Burakovsky, and Nate Schmidt). As is customary, credit for the goals was not announced at the scrimmage.
For the sake of posterity, it should be noted that invitee Louis-Philip Guindon had a one and a half period shutout – the goals didn’t start slipping through until Brandon Anderson took over for the second half of the scrimmage (he’s been back on the ice since Wednesday). Both invitee Clarke Saunders and 2012 Caps draftee Sergey Kostenko logged shutouts for Team White. It should also be noted that there was a fair amount of confusion in the scorekeeper’s box, which resulted in both period length and whether the clock should be running or stop-time being called into question and adjusted repeatedly.
The scrimmage itself was a fast-paced, high-energy affair – some solid hits were thrown, a few players looked distinctly shaky getting to their feet (but did not leave the bench), but overall it was fairly even zone possession between the two teams.
Without further ado, here are some photographic highlights from today’s scrimmage: