Game Summary

RED 2 – WHITE 2 | SCRIMMAGE | THU. AUG. 27

Goaltending stole the show for Red as Roberto Luongo, Cam Ward and Steve Mason combined to turn aside 40 shots to help earn an entertaining draw. Corey Perry and Ryan Smyth scored for Red, while Jeff Carter and Patrick Marleau replied for White. 

1st Period - RED 0 WHT 0 
A jam-packed Pengrowth Saddledome witnessed a goaltending duel between two of the country's best in the opening 20 minutes, as Roberto Luongo and Martin Brodeur went toe-to-toe in a breathtaking game of 'anything you can do, I can do better.

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After Luongo made two in-tight saves in the opening minutes, Brodeur matched his Quebecois counterpart with a quick glove save off the stick of Sidney Crosby, and saved his best for last with a remarkable glove stop off Jason Spezza as the horn sounded to end the first period. While Luongo was the busier of the two, making 15 saves, he was also the luckier of the two, as pucks off the sticks of Red's Jeff Carter and Brent Burns beat the Vancouver netminder, but couldn't beat the post. 

White had the only power play of the first period, as Red's Jordan Staal was sent off for goaltender interference. White trotted out Crosby, Iginla, Nash, Pronger and Boyle for the man advantage, but couldn't break the goose egg. The power plays for both teams will get more chances in the second period - Red and White will each have 10 minutes of 5-on-4 advantage in the middle frame.

2nd period – RED 2 WHT 1 
The teams deviated from the plan in the second period, playing the full 20 minutes at 5-on-5, save for penalties. The middle frame was another entertaining 20 minutes, with both teams hitting the scoreboard for the first time and both getting a chance to showcase their power play units. After a scoreless first it took just 95 seconds for White to open the scoring, as Alberta boy Ryan Smyth picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone, used Vincent Lecavalier as a decoy and snapped the puck under Brodeur for a 1-0 lead. 

The White goaltending clinic continued early in the period as Cam Ward, who replaced Roberto Luongo to start the period, robbed Shea Weber with a blocker save, knocking the puck up on top of the net for what was Ward’s best save of his 20 minutes of action. It was the Red power play that got the Smyth goal back, with Jeff Carter batting in a loose puck after a scramble in front of Ward. After a couple of whacks, Carter finally got Red on the scoreboard on what was its 24th shot of the game, in just 24 minutes. 

Patrick Marleau scored the go-ahead goal for the dark side late in the middle frame, taking advantage of a Brent Seabrook miscue to beat Ward. Seabrook blew a tire with no Red forechecker in sight, allowing Marleau to walk into the slot and snap a shot through the legs of the Carolina Hurricanes netminder. Outshot 29-14 through 40 minutes, White will look for the equalizer in the final period, which is scheduled to be played at 4-on-4 for the first 10 minutes and 5-on-5 for the final 10. The teams will take part in a shootout following the final buzzer.

3rd period – RED 2 WHT 2 
The two teams stuck with the 5-on-5 hockey that had provided so much excitement in the first two periods, and the 18,000-plus that packed the Saddledome were not disappointed with the third period. White goaltending continued to steal the show, as Steve Mason turned away all 13 shots he faced in the final frame, allowing his team to eventually tie the game.

The period kicked off with more than three minutes of uninterrupted end-to-end action, although neither team could find the back of the net. White’s Martin St. Louis had the best chance of the early minutes, but his point blank slap shot was turned away by the pad of Red goaltender Marc-André Fleury, keeping the dark-coloured side ahead by a goal. But that lead would last only until the 10:59 mark of the period, as Corey Perry slipped a wraparound past Fleury with White enjoying a man advantage. Perry played give-and-go with Ryan Smyth behind the net before sliding the puck to the far side to pull White even despite a lopsided disadvantage on the shot clock. 

Red thought it had the go-ahead marker with five minutes to go, but Joe Thornton was ruled to have kicked the puck past Mason – a decision supported by the Saddledome’s video board. It had another glorious chance to put away White in the dying minutes, as Vincent Lecavalier was sent off for holding, but it was St. Louis with the best scoring chance late – his shorthanded breakaway opportunity was turned aside by the quick pad of Fleury, sealing the 2-2 draw. 

Shootout – RED 6 WHT 2 
Steve Mason and Marc-André Fleury must have felt like lambs led to the slaughter, as a virtual who’s-who of NHL superstars descended on them in rapid succession. It was Fleury who had the upper hand, allowing only two goals on 12 shots, although two pucks did beat him but not the post. 

White’s only two goals came off the stick of Sidney Crosby, who snapped a wrist shot over the glove of his Pittsburgh teammate, and Martin St. Louis, who froze Fleury with a fake before snapping a shot over his blocker. Mason was not as lucky in the White net, allowing goals to Patrick Marleau, Dany Heatley, Brenden Morrow, Jeff Carter, Dan Cleary and Shane Doan. The six goals gave Red a small victory, although the shootout results did not count towards the final game totals.

 

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Red-White Scrimmage Location/Emplacement Calgary, Alta.
Date Thu. Aug. 27, 2009 Arena/Aréna Pengrowth Saddledome
Time/Heure 19:00 MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde - Game #/No. match -

 

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
RED
0
2
0
2
WHT
0
1
1
2

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts:
none/aucun

Penalties/Punitions:
18:36 RED Jordan Staal (Interference/Obstruction)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts:
01:35 WHT Ryan Smyth
03:43 RED Jeff Carter PP/AN
18:06 RED Patrick Marleau

Penalties/Punitions:
03:04 WHT Corey Perry (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
09:58 RED Jay Bouwmeester (Interference/Obstruction)
12:00 WHT Sidney Crosby (Hooking/Accrocher)
Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts:
10:59 WHT Corey Perry (Dan Boyle, Ryan Smyth) PP/AN

Penalties/Punitions:
05:45 RED Jordan Staal (Hooking/Accrocher)
08:03 WHT Corey Perry (Interference/Obstruction)
10:04 RED Milan Lucic (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
17:43 WHT Vincent Lecavalier (Holding/Retenir)
Shootout – Tirs de barrage (results did not count towards final score)
WHT Jarome Iginla NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
RED Patrick Marleau GOAL/BUT
WHT Jonathan Toews NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
RED Joe Thornton NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
WHT Derek Roy NO GOA;/AUCUN BUT
RED Dany Heatley GOAL/BUT
WHT Rick Nash NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
RED Brenden Morrow NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
WHT Sidney Crosby GOAL/BUT
RED Michael Richards NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
WHT Martin St. Louis GOAL/BUT
RED Jeff Carter GOAL/BUT
WHT Corey Perry NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
RED Milan Lucic NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
WHT Jason Spezza NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
RED Andy McDonald NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
WHT Ryan Smyth NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
RED Dan Cleary GOAL/BUT
WHT Vincent Lecavalier NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
RED Jordan Staal NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
WHT Patrick Sharp NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
RED Shane Doan GOAL/BUT
WHT Eric Staal NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
RED Brent Burns NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT

Goaltenders RED Martin Brodeur; Marc-André Fleury (in 2nd/09:58)
Gardiens de but WHT Roberto Luongo; Cam Ward (in 2nd/00:00); Steve Mason (in 3rd/00:00)
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal RED 17 12 13 42
Tirs au but WHT 7 7 8 22
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