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Grzelcyk, Burakovsky score early in scrimmage

Sunday, 08.04.2013 / 1:59 PM

By Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor / World Junior Evaluation Camp blog

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Grzelcyk, Burakovsky score early in scrimmage

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- After one period in the first exhibition game at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation camp, USA White and Sweden are tied 1-1.

USA White's Matthew Grzelcyk, a Boston Bruins prospect, opened the scoring 3:28 into the game with a power-play goal set up by Michael Brodzinski.

Just more than two minutes later, a penalty on USA White let Sweden tie the game on a power-play goal by Andre Burakovsky, the Washington Capitals' first pick at the 2013 NHL Draft.

USA White goalie Jon Gillies and the team's penalty killers did yeoman's work to keep the game tied in the second half of the period as the Americans were whistled for three minor penalties in a 4:55 span, two of them on forward J.T. Compher.

Here are the rosters each team is using for the game today:


Jake Guentzel - Quentin Shore - Henrik Samuelsson

Taylor Cammarata - Cristoval Nieves - Zach Stepan

Tommy DiPauli - Andrew Copp - Michael McCarron

Tyler Motte - J.T. Compher

Matthew Grzelcyk - Brett Pesce

Patrick Sieloff - Steven Santini

Ian McCoshen - Michael Brodzinski

Connor Clifton - Tommy Vannelli

Jon Gillies

Collin Olson


Gustav Possler - Alexander Wennberg - Sebastian Collberg

Jacob de la Rose - Oskar Sundqvist - Filip Sandberg

Andre Burakovsky - Lucas Wallmark - Daniel Zaar

Ludvig Nilsson - David Gunnarsson - Erik Karlsson

Linus Arnesson - Christian Djoos

Carl Dahlstrom - Jesper Pettersson

Robert Hagg - Robin Norell

Arvid Lundberg - Anton Lindholm

Oscar Dansk

Marcus Hogberg

Scratched: Tobias Tornkvist, Malte Stromwall, Jonas Johansson


Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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