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Development Camp - Day 3

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

- The Canadiens’ Development Camp continued for a third straight day on Tuesday at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Prospects and invitees took part in coordination and puck-handling drills during the morning practice sessions.

- The day concluded with the first of three scheduled scrimmages. The second scrimmage will take place on Wednesday at 4 p.m., while the final one will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

- Director of player development Martin Lapointe met the media on Tuesday afternoon. He discussed the progress of several prospects at camp, and his philosophy surrounding the development of young players over the course of the week.

- Five players didn't take part in Tuesday's scrimmage due to injury, including Dalton Thrower (knee), Noah Juulsen (shoulder), Mark MacMillan (knee), Sven Andrighetto (shoulder) and Nikita Scherbak (knee). Those players will not take part in any scrimmages for the duration of the camp. Connor Crisp also missed the opening scrimmage due to family reasons. He should be back in Brossard on Wednesday. For his part, Jake Evans returned to the University of Notre Dame.

- Forward Markus Eisenschmid stole the show during the first scrimmage, scoring the first two goals of the game for Team White. He scored early in the first period on a perfectly placed shot, before lighting the lamp again on a penalty shot opportunity, beating goaltender Michael McNiven with a slick move.

Then, in the latter stages of the opening frame, Team Red mounted a comeback. Jeremy Gregoire got things going with a goal on Zachary Fucale. Lukas Vejdemo kept things going by banging a loose puck past Fucale to tie things up 2-2.

Brandon MaGee put Team Red ahead 3-2 early in the second period, before Charles Hudon responded for Team White with a blast that beat Alex Dubeau. Artturi Lehkonen followed that up with a tally for Team Red. Then, Dryden Hunt tied things up at four with a goal for Team White to cap the scoring in regulation time.

Lehkonen and Michael McCarron scored in the shootout to lift Team Red to a 5-4 win.

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