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Pietila leads Red to scrimmage win

Scores tying goal in regulation and adds shootout winner

Tuesday, 07.16.2013 / 2:30 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Pietila leads Red to scrimmage win

 
Blake Pietila
and Graham Black proved a potent one-two punch for the Red team in Tuesday's scrimmage at rookie camp.

Black set up Pietila's tying goal late in regulation and both players scored in the shootout to secure a 4-3 victory at AmeriHealth Pavilion on Day 2 of camp.

Pietila knotted the contest, 3-3, with a quick shot past Anthony Brodeur with 3:56 left in the second period. He went top shelf in the shootout to seal the win.

"We kind of had a 3-on-2 there, I don't know if they were making a line change or what, but I gave it to Black and he made a nice play to give it back to me," Pietila said of his goal. "I just put it on net and it happened to go in."

Cody Wydo and Myles Bell also scored for Red, which rallied from deficits of 2-1 and 3-2 after taking a 1-0 lead. Derek Rodwell, Dmitry Antipin and Michael Ambrosia tallied for White.

The teams played two 20-minute periods: Scott Wedgewood and Brodeur split the game for White; Brandon Hope and Jake Hildebrand shared the duties for Red.

Brodeur stopped Bell and Artur Gavrus in the shootout, then yielded goals to Black and Pietila before denying Ben Johnson. Hildebrand, who played at Michigan State last season, allowed a shootout goal by Reid Boucher before stopping Blake Coleman, Ryan Kujawinski, Derek Rodwell and Michael Ambrosia.

"Overall, I think it was a pretty fast, competitive game," Pietila said. "Everybody was skating hard and looked pretty good."

The Devils' fifth-round pick, 129th overall, in 2011, Pietila won gold with the U.S. at the 2013 world juniors and has been named co-captain at Michigan Tech for the upcoming season.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
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10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 69 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 62 25 13 3 38
P. Elias 63 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 52 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 61 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 68 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 58 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 76 3 18 3 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 56 6 11 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47