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GOALIES SHINE IN SCRIMMAGE

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Team White and Team Purple shake hands after Team White defeated Purple, 1-0.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – It was a showcase of the goaltenders at the Kings annual development camp scrimmages held Monday afternoon, before a standing-room only crowd at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.

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After a scoreless duel in Game 1, The White Team came away 1-0 winners in Game 2. The two teams played two 25-minute periods to serve as games.

“It’s interesting to see how all the guys came together,” Kings assistant coach Jamie Kompon said. “One group of guys had a week of hard work under their belt and the other group that just came in is a little more mature. I’m really happy with the way it turned out.”

The five netminders in camp (Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Linden Rowat, Daniel Taylor and Jeff Zatkoff) were the story, as only one goal was scored during the scrimmages (two 25-minute sessions).

Bernier, who played 18:28 of the first game, and Taylor, who played the entire 25 minutes of the second game, both stopped all 13 shots faced. Rowat, who played the final 6:32 of Game 1 and the first 8:21 of Game 2 (14:53 total) turned aside 13 of 14 shots. Quick, who appeared in the final 16:26 of Game 2, made 12 saves. Zatkoff, in net for the full 25:00 of the first game, had seven stops. All five goaltenders also combined for a perfect 5-for-5 in penalty shots, awarded anytime a penalty was called.

Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Linden Rowat, Daniel Taylor and Jeff Zatkoff combined to stop 58-of-59 shots in the two scrimmage games.

Though Game 1 was scoreless, both had grade-A chances to light the lamp. Bernier made a couple highlight reel glove saves for the Purple Team, one on Dwight King and another on Garrett Roe to keep the White Team off the board. Bernier also stopped King and Andrei Loktionov on penalty shots.

Meanwhile, the Purple Team was foiled by Zatkoff in Game 1. Their best chance came on an Andrew Campbell penalty shot, but Zatkoff turned it aside.

Game 2 was little more wide open, but pretty much carried the same tone. The only one to light the lamp was Team White’s Garrett Roe, who connected with Davis Drewiske and Andre Rankel at the 5:44 mark.

Wayne Simmonds, who threw his weight around during both games, was stopped on a penalty shot by Team Purple’s Rowat. Martin Nolet’s penalty shot was steered aside by Team White’s Taylor.

Boxscore

TEAM WHITE VS. TEAM PURPLE

  Game 1 Game 2
WHITE 0 1
PURPLE 0 0
SHOTS:
  Game 1 Game 2
WHITE
20
19
PURPLE
7
13

SCORING:

Game 1
None

Game 2
White: Roe (Drewiske, Rankel), 5:44.

PENALTY SHOTS:
Game 1
Campbell (Purple), 14:44 (miss)
King (White), 16:30 (miss)
Loktionov (White), 24:51 (miss)

Game 2
Simmonds (White), 2:47 (miss)
Nolet (White), 21:49 (miss)


GOALTENDERS
Game 1
White:
Jeff Zatkoff (7-7), 25:00
Purple:
Jonathan Bernier (13-13), 18:28
Linden Rowat (7-7), 6:32


Game 2
White:
Daniel Taylor (13-13), 25:00
Purple:
Linden Rowat (6-7), 8:21
Jonathan Quick (12-12), 16:26

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