Sharks hold first intrasquad scrimmage

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Sharks hold first intrasquad scrimmage
September 13, 2013, 12:00 pm
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Brent Burns scored one of five goals for the teal team in its 5-1 win over the white squad Friday. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

SAN JOSE -- Some observations from the first intrasquad scrimmage at Sharks training camp on Friday morning:

- Brent Burns is already in beast mode. The defenseman-turned-forward was the most noticeable player on the ice, and scored one of the five goals for the teal team in its 5-1 win over the white squad.

- Burns and defenseman Sena Acolatse came together a number of times, including Acolatse getting a stick to the face during a scrum in front of the net. Burns said it was Acolatse’s own stick that hit him, and the referees must have seen it the same way, as there was no penalty called.

- The best play of the morning went to Tyler Kennedy. The winger took a pass and flew up the wing, speeding past Nick Petrecki in the offensive zone. He froze goaltender Alex Stalock, skated behind the net, and found Burns open in the slot for an easy conversion.

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- Joe Pavelski scored after a nice play by rookie Tomas Hertl. After a turnover high in the zone by the Logan Couture-Patrick Marleau-Raffi Torres line, Hertl found himself with the puck behind the goal line. He attempted to bank it in off of Stalock, and the rebound went to Pavelski who slid it home.

- Daniil Tarasov, a 22-year-old winger, looked good. Tarasov made a nice pass to Dan Boyle for one of Boyle’s two goals in the game. Boyle nearly had a third goal, but Stalock stopped his one-timer from the top of the circle late.

- Tommy Wingels opened the scoring with the only goal in the first half (the teams played two 30-minute running periods). His goal gave the teal team a 1-0 lead. Curt Gogol scored the only goal for the white team, making it a 2-1 game early in the second half.

- Anthony Stewart, the only player in town on a tryout, started the game on a line with Freddie Hamilton and Bracken Kearns, but got a look late on the Pavelski-Hertl line (in place of Wingels on the left wing).

- Jim Johnson and Worcester head coach Roy Sommer manned the bench for the white team, while Jay Woodcroft and Worcester assistant David Cunniff coached team teal.