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Vasyunov nets OT winner for White team

Monday, 09.20.2010 / 10:04 AM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Vasyunov nets OT winner for White team
On Monday, the veterans played their first scrimmage of training camp. Here's a look at the lineups:

For the Red team:
Patrik Elias - Jason Arnott - Jamie Langenbrunner
Dainius Zubrus - Jacob Josefson - David Clarkson
Vladimir Zharkov - Adam Mair - Marcus Nilson
PL Letourneau-Leblond - Brad Mills - Rod Pelley

Bryce Salvador - Andy Greene
Alexander Urbom - Henrik Tallinder
Mark Fraser - Matt Corrente

In net: Johan Hedberg with Mike McKenna backing up.

For the White team:
Zach Parise - Travis Zajac - Ilya Kovalchuk
Brian Rolston - Adam Henrique - Patrick Davis
Alex Vasyunov - David McIntyre - Mattias Tedenby
Chad Wiseman - Tim Sestito - Stephen Gionta

Colin White - Matt Taormina
Anton Volchenkov - Eric Gelinas
Rob Davison - Olivier Magnan-Grenier

In net: Martin Brodeur with Jeff Frazee backing up.

NJD Notes
1st period: Vladimir Zharkov's tripping minor at 8:22 of the first offered a look at a potential PP unit. Ilya Kovalchuk set up at the left halfboards with Zach Parise between the circles and Travis Zajac down low. Brian Rolston manned the right point with Matt Taormina on the left side. The PP didn't score on Johan Hedberg, and allowed a shorthanded breakaway to Patrik Elias, who worked the PK with Jamie Langenbrunner. Martin Brodeur stopped Elias to protect the 1-0 lead from Tim Sestito's goal at 2:07.

Brodeur also made a nice point blank save on Langenbrunner with 6:27 to go in the frame.

2nd period: Jason Arnott ties it up, 1-1, for Red just 31 seconds into the period. Zach Parise had trouble controlling the puck in his own zone, and Patrick Elias knocked it away to set up Arnott, who snapped a shot through Brodeur from near the slot.

With 42 seconds left on a Matt Corrente minor penalty, Josefson capitalizes on a White team defensive zone miscue and scores shorthanded on Brodeur to make it 2-1 Red.

Midway through second, Urbom with a nice play at neutral to intercept Tedenby pass that would have sent McIntyre in alone on Hedberg.

Zubrus off with 7:25 left in second. White has used same top PP unit of Parise-Zajac-Kovy with Taormina-Rolston on blueline.

With 3:40 left, Magnan-Grenier knocks feet out from under Nilson. Red to the PP with Arnott line and Urbom and Andy Greene on the points. Josefson line comes out as second unit. Corrente and Tallinder on D. Zubrus sets up Clarkson in the slot for PPG with 1:57 left in second to make it 3-1 Red.

3rd: Jeff Frazee takes over in White net for Brodeur; Mike McKenna replaces Hedberg in goal for Red.

Arnott line starts for Red, Zajac line for White.

White ties the game at 3-3 with two early scores in the third. Kovalchuk snaps shot glove side on McKenna 46 seconds in to cut Red lead to 3-2. Rolston slapper beats McKenna from inside blue line to tie it, 3-3, for  White at 2:55. 

Volchenkov puts heavy hip check on Josefson as he tries to sneak down the left boards with just over four minutes to go in third. McKenna nice glove save on Magnan-Grenier slapper with 3:27 to go.

Tied 3-3 at the end of 60 minutes of play. Going to a five-minute overtime period. Parise-Kovy start up front for White, Elias-Langenbrunner for Red. Second OT forward line for Red: Zubrus-Josefson. Zajac-Rolston for White. Third OT line for Red: Arnott-Clarkson. Tedenby-Vasyunov for White. Nilson-Mair get a shift for Red.

Vasyunov beats McKenna gloveside from outside the right circle at 2:53 to give White a 4-3 OT win in today's scrimmage. Tedenby was driving to the net for a rebound.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59