Blue defeats Gold, 5-0.

Already holding 1-0 lead after the first half, Team Blue scored four more times in the second (two 30:00 halves with a rolling clock) to seal a 5-0 victory over Team Gold. 2nd period goals: Felix Schutz scored on a penalty shot after being tripped by Vincent Scarsella at the 2:40 mark. It was hard to tell if he went stick or five-hole on Enroth. Minutes later, Andrew Orpik sent Dennis Persson in on Enroth. Persson beat his countryman five-hole while tumbling to the ice to give Blue a 3-0 lead. Carrying the puck down the left side, Marek Zagrapan spots Nathan Gerbe cross-ice, who in turn buries a hard shot past Enroth on the short side. Gerbe later closed the scoring with his 2nd of the day. Philip Gogulla made a perfect saucer pass down the left side to Gerbe, who beamed a laser from the dot over Enroth's glove into the far corner. More later. These bleachers aren't comfy...
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Anonymous
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Saturday, June 28, 2008 ×

I missed the begining of the 2nd. I would've liked to seen the Persson goal. He didn't really show me anything.

Either Gerbe can reaally pick spots, or Enroth shows a lot of net.

Sonic Reducer.

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Chainshot
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Saturday, June 28, 2008 ×

I'm hoping for more scrimmaging tomorrow since I'll be there and want to see some simulated game situations rather than just drills.

Thanks again Kris for today's writeup.

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Anonymous
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Monday, June 30, 2008 ×

Persson's goal was pretty sweet. Unlike the way Campbell use to come up and wait and wait for that shooting lane, Persson seem to make a move and charged his way to that shooting lane and smacked the puck the moment he got that opening. He kind of showed he really knows when to turn on the juice and use his offensive abilities. He packed on some weight since we drafted him and looks like he's hard to get off the puck, but I could be confusing him with a few other defensemen because all of the defensemen around 6'1"-6'2" seemed that way. Guys especially seemed to bounce off Butler and Weber.

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Kris Baker
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Monday, June 30, 2008 ×

What I like from Persson the most is the way he jumps in from the blue line. This is pretty much to your point, but I say it again because I don't think he needs to be carrying the puck in all the time to be effective. He's best when making that first pass, then reading what's in front of him.

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