Jesperi Kotkani, who contributed to the Reds’ victory with two goals, including one in the empty net, showed good things in the intra-team game played at Brosard on Thursday.
“If we look [premier] The goal he scored, he did a good job on goal, said Canadian head coach Claude Julian, who observed the young Finn’s physical play. We want him to throw when he gets the chance to do so. At the same time, he has a good size that allows him to go in front of the net and collect puck. ”
Overall, the Canadians gave a picture of how the hubs will train when the season starts in Toronto next Wednesday. The main offensive lines and the best defensive pairs are really gathered in the Red team.
Quebecan Jonathan Drouin scored the winning goal 5-3 in the third period after the Whites closed the two-goal gap through Brandon Baddock and Jordan Veil. Kotkanemi, with his second goal, then finished in the empty net.
“The White team put up a lot of resistance,” Julian said. It may be better than a pre-season game for players. ”
Michael Frolick, Tyler Tofoli and Kotkonimi hit the Reds first in the second period, while Paul Byron gave the Whites a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period.
Three defensive pairs
In blue, Captain Shia Weber is paired with Ben Chiarot, while Jeff Petrie co-stars with Joel Edmundsson. The young Alexander Romanov continued to build chemistry with Brett Kulak.
Since the start of training camp Young Nick has pivoted the trio completed by Suzuki Drouin and newcomer Josh Anderson. Philip Donald is still used, along with Thomas Tatar and Brendan Gallagher.