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photo (38) GROUP B 5 – GROUP A 0
GROUP B GOAL SCORERS
1. Craig Adams
2. Tanner Glass
3. Sidney Crosby
4. Chris Kunitz
5. Pascal Dupuis
The Penguins first scrimmage of training camp is in the books and while it’s just one day, Marc Andre Fleury’s play was a disaster. Fleury surrendered 4 goals in 20 minutes of action and my unofficial count was Fleury giving up 4 goals on 8 shots.
Craig Adams opened the scoring just minutes in and then Fleury gave up a terrible goal to Tanner Glass moments later. Glass came down the left side in the neutral zone and put a fluttering slap shot on goal just inside the blueline and Fleury unable to control the puck, had the puck bounce off him a couple times before going into the back of the net. Glass shot had nothing on it and the goal is hard to explain, that’s how poor it was.
Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz would later add goals in the period against Fleury.
The Crosby line was in top form and dominated both periods as the scrimmage lasted 40 minutes.
2013 2nd rounder Tristan Jarry replaced Fleury for final period of the scrimmage for Group A and performed well. Pascal Dupuis beat Jarry with a shot from the slot in the second period to put Group B up 5-0. It was the only goal Jarry gave up.
Tomas Vokoun and Matt Murray combined for the shutout as both played a period. Group A was unable to create much offense throughout.
Here were some notable lines and D-pair combos used for both groups:

(Group B) Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
(Group A) Jussi Jokinen – Brandon Sutter – Matt D’agostini
(Group B) Tanner Glass – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams
(Group A) Chris Conner – Dustin Jeffrey – Harry Zolnierczyk
The Conner – Jeffrey – Zolnierczyk line can be looked as the 5th line on the depth chart based on how the Penguins have opened up camp.
SOME NOTABLE D-PAIRS USED IN THE SCRIMMAGE

Paul Martin – Brooks Orpik
Rob Scuderi – Kris Letang
Brian Dumoulin – Scott Harrington
I’ve have a writeup on some players who made impressions posted later this afternoon.

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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