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TRAINING CAMP

Team Blue claims Joey Moss Cup 6-2

Sunday, 21.09.2008 / 5:23 PM / Training Camp Report
By Jen Sharpe  - edmontonoilers.com
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Team Blue claims Joey Moss Cup 6-2

Shawn Horcoff (left), Rob Schremp (centre) and Dustin Penner (right) look up ice during Sunday afternoon's Joey Moss Cup. Photo by Andy Devlin/Edmonton Oilers.
 
For the first and only time all season, the Oilers locker room was divided down the middle as Team White took on Team Blue in the annual Joey Moss Cup Sunday afternoon at Rexall Place.

FIRST HALF

Despite being outshot 5-3 in the first seven minutes of the opening 25-minute half, Team White assumed the first lead of the game. After stopping an initial shot, Blue goalie Mathieu Garon let the puck bumble behind him and onto the stick of Erik Cole, who directed it into the net to notch the first goal of the game.

With 11 minutes left on the clock, Team Blue responded. After benefiting from a turnaround in the Blue zone, Fernando Pisani and Dustin Penner overwhelmed a White defender, with Penner redirecting Pisani's backhand pass past goalie Dwayne Roloson to tie the game 1-1.

One-minute penalties meant a late cross-checking infraction to Team Blue's Sam Gagner had little effect on the flow of the game. But after returning to the ice, Gagner helped set up Robert Nilsson for a highlight-worthy go-ahead goal with five seconds left in the first half. The goal put Team Blue up 2-1 and with a 15-9 shot-lead at the half.

SECOND HALF

While doubling up Team White on the shot clock, Team Blue added another goal to their tally. Though new White goalie Devan Dubnyk made an initial pad save on a hard shot from the blue line, the rebound landed on Jordan Eberle's stick and the first-rounder went top sheft to set the score at 3-1.

Back-to-back penalties to Penner and Ales Hemsky offered both teams the chance to score on the powerplay, but penalty killers survived their 60-second tests to maintain the two-goal game.

Upon the return of five-on-five, the floodgates opened. After winning a battle along the boards, rookie Colin MacDonald wired the puck to an open Marc Pouliot who beat Dubnyk to score his club's fourth of the game. Mere minutes later, Viacheslav Trukhno scored on a penalty shot to further increase his club's lead.

Following the goal, Team White brought Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers into the action, with Bryan Lerg defeating the Blue backstopper with help from Kyle Brodziak and Zack Stortini.

Blue would soon regain their four-goal cushion, however, as Gagner corralled a centering attempt and lifted the puck above Dubnyk to notch his second point of the game. Blue would hold off a last-minute assault by White to take the 2008 Joey Moss Cup 6-2.

NOTES

After the game, the Oilers announced that they have trimmed their training camp roster from 71 players to 51. Click here for the press release
 
JOEY MOSS CUP ROSTERS

TEAM BLUE   TEAM WHITE
5 Ladislav Smid............................D
12 Robert Nilsson ......................LW
13 Andrew Cogliano ..................C
18 Ethan Moreau ........................LW
25 Jordan Eberle .......................RW
27 Dustin Penner .......................RW
32 Mathieu Garon .........................G
34 Fernando Pisani.......................C
36 Mathieu Roy...............................D
38 Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers .........G
41 Taylor Chorney ........................D
44 Sheldon Souray .......................D
48 Alex Plante.................................D
57 Colin McDonald.....................RW
58 Viacheslav Trukhno ..............LW
62 Tim Sestito.............................LW
66 Tyler Spurgeon ......................C
71 Lubomir Visnovsky ................D
78 Marc Pouliot ............................C
89 Sam Gagner .........................RW
  1 Devan Dubnyk.....................G
10 Shawn Horcoff ..................C
21 Ryan Potulny....................LW
24 Steve Staios .....................D
26 Erik Cole ..........................LW
35 Dwayne Roloson .............G
37 Denis Grebeshkov ...........D
42 Ryan O’Marra .................RW
43 Jason Strudwick ..............D
46 Zack Stortini ....................RW
49 Theo Peckham...................D
51 Kyle Brodziak .....................C
60 Sebastien Bisaillon...........D
61 Bryan Lerg.......................LW
67 Gilbert Brule ......................C
77 Tom Gilbert .......................D
83 Ales Hemsky...................RW
84 Geoff Paukovich.............RW
85 Liam Reddox ..................RW
88 Rob Schremp .................LW
 
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Game Summary

White 2 vs. Blue 6

GOALS 1 2 OT TOTAL
White 1 1   2
Blue 2 4   6

FIRST HALF:

1. White - Cole (unassisted) 6:32
2. Blue - Penner (Pisani) 13:40
3. Blue - Nilsson (Gagner, Cogliano) 24:55

SECOND HALF:

4. Blue - Eberle (Chorney, Visnovsky) 4:03
5. Blue - Pouliot (McDonald, Trukhno) 10:04
6. Blue - Trukhno (penalty shot) 10:58
7. White - Lerg (Brodziak, Stortini) 12:05
8. Blue - Gagner (Spurgeon, Nilsson) 16:40
 
SHOTS 1 2 OT TOTAL
White 9 12   21
Blue 15 19   34

Attendance: N/A

Goalies:
White: Dwayne Roloson, Devan Dubnyk
Blue: Mathieu Garon, Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers

Official Game Stats
Three Stars
  1. Sam Gagner, Blue - Goal and an assist for Team Blue
  2. Robert Nilsson, Blue - Also had two points with a goal on the day.
  3. Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers, Blue - Stopped 11 of 12 shots for his side.
What's Next
  • The Oilers open a stretch of four pre-season games in four days starting tomorrow when they take on the Vancouver Canucks at Rexall Place.