Canucks Report: Sizzlin' shootout
...Petey stuns with shootout goodness in a comeback winby Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Vancouver Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks capped off Day 3 of training camp with another intense scrimmage and the highlight was another intense goal from Elias Pettersson.
Team Blue led 2-0 after the opening 20-minute runtime period off goals from Adam Gaudette and Guillaume Brisebois, before Team White surged back in the second frame with two goals of their own. Ashton Sautner potted a rebound to get White on the board, then Pettersson fed Micheal Ferland with a long pass that led a breakaway goal.
After five minutes of overtime solved nothing, Petey went to work in the shootout.
"I planned to do it before I shot and it worked out well," said the 20-year-old.
You can say that again.
Full scrimmage highlights below.
Video: CAMP | Scrimmage Highlights From Day Three
Coach Green, who was behind the Blue bench then switched to Team White midgame, was impressed with the level of play Sunday.
"It was a much better scrimmage today than yesterday, and that's what you want to see," said Green. "My guess is the guys were pretty tired yesterday after day one on the ice, but it was good today, I saw a lot of good things."
Green said he's not ready to reveal the line-ups for Monday night, where the Canucks will play split squad games in Victoria and Calgary, but he said the groups from the past three days will not remain the same.
Coach also confirmed the Canucks have not suffered any injuries thus far through camp. That says a lot considering how hard the players have been battling for roster spots.
"Those are a hard three days for our players. You're asking them to work, you're asking them to think and sometimes when you're tired, that's hard. I think they did a real good job of pushing and I think they're excited to get into some games."
Video: CAMP | Coach Green on Day Three Ice Session