Team Black wins scrimmage in a shootout

September, 18, 2011
9/18/11
4:45
PM CT
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island -- Team Black defeated Team White 4-3 in a shootout in the Dallas Stars scrimmage at the Charlottetown Civic Centre Sunday evening. Tom Wandell scored the lone goal of the shootout, roofing a shot over goalie Jack Campbell to give Team Black the victory.

"It was nothing really. I just a made a move to the left and put it up high," said Wandell. "It was nice though. It was nice to score."

Wandell's goal came after the first nine shooters failed to score in the shootout, which the two sides went to right after the game ended in a regulation tie.

Team Black goalie Richard Bachman stopped Steve Ott, Jamie Benn, Vernon Fiddler, Radek Dvorak and Loui Eriksson in the shootout. Campbell stopped Brenden Morrow, Mike Ribeiro, Michael Ryder and Toby Petersen before Wandell's goal.

Francis Wathier, Travis Morin and Morrow scored for Team Black. Morrow' shot from the slot with 10:15 remaining tied the game at 3-3 and forced the shootout.

Vernon Fiddler led the Team White attack, picking up a goal and an assist. Fiddler set up the game's first goal 31 seconds into the night. He won an offensive zone draw back to Radek Dvorak, who ripped a shot from the right circle past Andrew Raycroft. Fiddler scored early in the third period, roofing backhand shot over Richard Bachman early in the third to give Team White a 3-2 lead.

Steve Ott also scored for Team White, banging home a rebound past Bachman after Jamie Benn made a great rush through the Team Black defense and got a shot on net.

"Playing along side Jamie Benn makes things a lot easier out there," said Ott. "He skated up the ice, made a couple nice moves, had a nice shot and I picked up some garbage and then put it in. I'll hopefully see that a lot this year if I get the opportunity to play with him. He's such a gifted player that there are going to be a lot of loose pucks laying around."

Robidas, Glennie sit out

Defenseman Stephane Robidas and forward Scott Glennie did not participate in Sunday's scrimmage. Glennie had what a team official called a "tweak" and was held out for precautionary reasons. Robidas also was held out for precautionary reasons, but the Dallas defenseman said he was fine.

Gulutzan's thoughts

Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan watched Sunday's scrimmage from suite at the Charlotte Civic Center and offered this take on what he saw.

"I thought it was good. We've had two days of practice and I thought we certainly tried to implement some of the stuff we were doing," Gulutzan said. "You can still see some turnovers there, guys are still in the summer hockey mode a little bit. A few more turnovers than you'd like. But that is part and parcel for this time of year. You've got to get those little speed bumps out, but I like what we did."

As for players that caught his attention, Gulutzan didn't get into too many specifics.

"I thought there were lots of good guys. Obviously you seen Benny (Jamie Benn) flying around out there. I thought he had some real good jump," Gulutzan said. "I liked the way all the goalies played. There were some chances and they all made some real good saves. Nothing really stood out at me tremendously. I thought a lot of guys played pretty well."


Lineups

There was a lot of line juggling during the scrimmage, but here's what it looked like at the start.

Team White

Fraser-Benn-Ott
Roman-Burish-Eriksson
Tousignant-Fiddler-Dvorak/Ritchie
Gazdic-Dowell-Godard

Pardy-Souray
Grossman-Fortunus
Jordie Benn-Daley
Oleksiak-Lukowich

Lehtonen
Beskorowany
Campbell

Team Black

Petersen-Ribeiro-Ryder
Morrow-Wandell-Vincour
Barch-Morin-Sceviour/Schultz
Wathier-Garbutt-Sawada

Goligoski-Larsen
Dillon-Labrie
Fistric-Spang
Theriau-Coyle

Raycroft
Bachman

Mark Stepneski

ESPNDallas.com
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.

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