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TEAM WHITE DEFEATS TEAM BLACK, 7-1

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
The Dany Roussin – Trevor LewisBud Holloway line combined for five goals and eight points to lead Team White to a 7-1 victory over Team Black in the Rookie Scrimmage game at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo on Friday Night.

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Lewis was credited with the game winner and also tallied two assists; Holloway scored two goals and added an assist; and Roussin also tallied two goals to lead Team White.

Trevor Lewis was head and shoulders the best center on the ice tonight,” Kings head coach Marc Crawford said. “He separated himself from a lot of people tonight. I thought that line had a great night. Bud Holloway had his best night in a Kings uniform and Dany Rousin was good.

“I thought Trevor was, by far, the best centerman on the ice.”

White scored first at the three-minute mark as Richard Petiot scored on a breakaway penalty shot. After each penalty, rather than reward either team a power play, the game was played with a penalty shot being awarded rather than a power play and Petiot converted on the first penalty for a 1-0 lead.

Lewis followed with his goal for a 2-0 advantage and Brady Murray banged home a rebound of a Teddy Purcell shot that beat rookie goaltender Linden Rowat, but banged off the post and landed in front of the net. Murray corralled the loose puck and put White up 3-0 at the 7:42 mark of the first.

Defenseman Joe Piskula tallied the lone goal for Team Black off an assist from Slovakian rookie Vladimir Dravecky to cut into Team White’s three-goal lead.

“Our defense was pretty good tonight. We had a number of people that really caught my eye in a number of different ways,” Crawford said. “I liked a lot of the things that Johnson did; Hersley and the young kid Kidd were pretty good; Bagnall I liked and I thought Petiot was good, but we expect Petiot to be, at his age, that type of guy. I thought Boyle looked comfortable, he was trying to activate, I appreciated what he was trying to do and I liked Piskula.

“There was a number of defensemen that stood out. But it was the White Team that had a lot going for it tonight.”

The second and third periods belonged to Team White, and in particular, the Roussin-Lewis – Holloway line, which scored the last four goals of the game. Roussin scored early in the second to make it 4-1 off assists from Lewis and Petiot.

Holloway then scored the next two goals, the first after Team Black committed a turnover at center ice that Holloway collected and broke toward the net of Team Black and fired a slap shot that beat goaltender Erik Ersberg for a 5-1 lead. His second goal, assisted by Lewis, made it 6-1.

In the third period Roussin scored off an assist from Holloway to complete the scoring.

“You look for people to distinguish themselves. When I am watching a game like that, I am looking for a player to see if he can do it at the next level, to see if what he is doing will translate.

“For a number of players, it looks like it is going to translate.”

Jon Quick was solid in net for Team White and would have earned the win, had their been wins and losses awarded. Rowat would have suffered the loss had the game counted.

Rookie camp concludes with practice tomorrow from 9-11 a.m.

Scoring Summary

Goal Period Team Goal Scorer Assist(s) Game Score
1 1 White Petiot Unassisted 1-0
2 1 White Lewis Unassisted 2-0
3 1 White Murray Purcell 3-0
4 1 Black Piskula Dravecky 3-1
5 2 White Roussin Petiot, Lewis 4-1
6 2 White Holloway Unassisted 5-1
7 2 White Holloway Lewis 6-1
8 3 White Roussin Holloway 7-1

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