BROSSARD, Que. -- Michael Cammalleri
gave the throngs of Montreal Canadiens
fans at the first day of training camp something to cheer about Saturday, scoring the tying goal with less than a minute to play and the winner in the shootout in the first scrimmage of the season.
, a University of Michigan product in camp on a tryout, scored two goals in the game, while Dany Masse, Alexander Avtsin
and Ian Schultz
also scored in the game.
But the biggest impression was left by Russian defenseman Alexei Yemelin
, who laid a number of thunderous hits, most notably a hip check that sent Max Pacioretty
spinning into the air. Pacioretty gave Yemelin a dirty look as he got up.
In addition to that, Yemelin made some smart plays with the puck and looked more like a veteran than a player making his North American debut after seven seasons of pro hockey in Russia.