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Penguins Scrimmage 3 In The Books; McCann Nets Winner

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The Pittsburgh Penguins got back to training camp work Friday after a day off Thursday and held their third scrimmage.

The scrimmage began with lively special teams drills. Then came a short shootout competition.

During the ensuing five-on-five portion, play at times didn’t seem as crisp as might have been expected.

The top two goalies looked sharp in the first half. Casey DeSmith stopped Evgeni Malkin in tight and covered the puck behind him in the crease before Malkin could reach behind to poke it in. At the other end, Tristan Jarry stopped a backhander shoveled his way by Sidney Crosby.

Drew O’Connor, making the most of his camp time, got the only goal of the first half.

In the second half, Evan Rodrigues ripped a shot from the slot past goaltender Alex D’Orio. Ever the vigilant — or clownish — teammates started shouting “Offsides,” but to no avail.

Jared McCann made a nice move dancing with the puck and beat D’Orio in the final seconds to give Team Black a 2-1 win.

The looks:

TEAM BLACK:

Jake Guentzel-Sidney Crosby-Even Rodrigues

Jared McCann-Mark Jankowski-Sam Lafferty

Sam Poulin-Frederick Gaudreau-Anthony Angello

(Radim Zohorna)

Marcus Pettersson-John Marino

Mike Matheson-Cody Ceci

P.O. Joseph-Josh Maniscalo

Casey DeSmith/Maxime Legace

TEAM GOLD:

Jason Zucker-Evgeni Malkin-Bryan Rust

Brandon Tanev-Teddy Blueger-Colton Sceviour

Drew O’Connor-Josh Currie-Nathan Legare

(Jordan Nolan)

Brian  Dumoulin-Kris Letang

Juuso Riikola-Chad Ruhwedel

Cam Lee-Zach Trotman

Tristan Jarry/Alex D’Orio

 

 

 

Shelly is a columnist and reporter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. She was a Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and remains a contributor to The Hockey News. Catch her on Twitter @_shellyanderson

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Edward Ocepek
Edward Ocepek
9 months ago

New guys looking good. Goaltending will be better this year.

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