The first scrimmage of Penguins conditioning camp was held this afternoon as Luca Caputi (White Team) scored two goals and the White team won 3-2 in a shootout.
Luca Caputi scored two second period goals and the White team jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Caputi had a strong game scoring both goals right in front of the net and while the second goal was questionable as it looked like it went off of Keven Veilleux’s stick, Caputi took credit for the goal.
At the start of the third period Nick Johnson (Black Team) scored to close the gap to 2-1 and Eric Tangradi scored with 5 seconds remaining in the third period on a penalty shot to force overtime.
After a scoreless five minute over-time, the scrimmage went to a shootout.
Keven Veilleux (White), Casey Pierro-Zabotel (White), and Alex Grant (White) each scored as the White Team prevailed 3-2 in the shootout. Nathan Moon and Jonathan D’Aversa scored for the black team in the shootout.
Goaltender Patrick Killeen (White Team) made a number of key saves throughout the scrimmage and outplayed Brad Thiessen
White Team Roster
Caputi – Vitale – Veilleux
Hanowski – Pierro-Zabotel – Longpre/Bathgate
Strait – Bortuzzo
D’Agostino – Grant
Black Team Roster
Tangradi – Jeffrey – Johnson
Sill – Moon – Petersen
Despres – Sneep
D’Aversa – Caffaro
Injury Report: Center Nathan Moon suffered a left leg injury early into practice. He played through the injury for the entire session.
Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was suffered a right ankle injury in the third period.
TIOPS Three Stars
1. Patrick Killen
2. Luca Caputi
3. Nick Johnson
White Team Goals
1. Luca Caputi, assists to Jon Vitale, Kevin Veilleux
2. Luca Caputi, assist to Brian Strait
Black Team Goals
1. Nick Johnson, assists to Dustin Jeffrey, Carl Sneep
2. Eric Tangradi, Penalty Shot
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