2016 NHL Prospect Tournament: Day Two Review

Detroit Red Wings VS Chicago Blackhawks (5-0):

The out of sync Red Wings got blown out 5-0 by the Blackhawks during their Saturday game. The Hawks dictated the pace of the  game and only a few Wings players were able to keep up. Evgeny Svechnikov and Dominic Turgeon stood out for the Red Wings, while defenseman Gustav Forsling and forward Alexandre Fortin stood out for Chicago.

More on Forsling as well as a note from the Dallas-New York game:

 

 

2016 Red Wings 5th rounder comments on the game:

Scoring is as follows:
Period 1: Chicago Blackhawks – Alexandre Fortin (unassisted) 4:59
Period 1: Chicago Blackhawks – Alexandre Fortin (unassisted) 17:57
Period 2: Chicago Blackhawks – Gustav Forsling (unassisted) 0:23
Period 2: Chicago Blackhawks – Nathan Noel (Gustav Forsling, John Dahlstrom) 6:07
Period 3: Chicago Blackhawks – Alex Debrincat (Ivan Nikolishin) 12:40

The Other Games:

Dallas Stars VS New York Rangers (5-4, SO):

In what little I’ve watched of the Rangers so far this camp, Boo Nieves, and Jimmy Vesey have been their best players. Rangers fans have to be happy with what they see in Vesey. Boo  Nieves the former Michigan Wolverine started his pro career late last season.
Mike Morreale of NHL.com had this to say about Nieves:

For Dallas, Corey Pronman of ESPN commented above that 2015 Dallas first round pick Denis Gurianov  had a couple “wow-level moments”, but still struggled with the pace of the game. Expect him to get better as he plays in the AHL next season under a watchful eye. Cole Ully has been a name that’s popped up on the score sheet quite often this tournament for Dallas.

Scoring is as follows:

Period 1: Dallas Stars – Cole Ully (power play) (Ludwig Bystrom, Niklas Hansson) 14:43
Period 2: New York Rangers – Malte Stromwall (power play) (Jimmy Vesey, John Gilmour) 1:25
Period 2: New York Rangers – Robin Kovacs (power play) (Sean Day) 2:32
Period 2: Dallas Stars – Connor Chatham (Grayson Pawlenchuk, Cordell James) 11:21
Period 2: Dallas Stars – Grayson Pawlenchuk (Brandon Anselmini, Cordell James) 17:42
Period 2: Dallas Stars – Michael McMurtry (Denis Gurianov, Ondrej Vala) 19:36
Period 3: New York Rangers – Malte Stromwall (empty net) (unassisted) 7:06
Period 3: New York Rangers – Cristoval Nieves (empty net) (Calle Andersson, Jimmy Vesey) 19:26

Shootout: Dallas

Cole Ully no
Devin Shore no

Shootout: New York

yes Jimmy Vesey
yes Malte Stromwall

Minnesota Wild VS Carolina Hurricanes (4-0):

Carolina goalie Callum Booth picked up a shutout in a dominating 4-0 win over Minnesota. Valentin Zykov has been impressive so far for Carolina. They acquired him from Los Angeles in the Kris Versteeg trade.  Julien Gauthier was a standout for Carolina, imposing his physical will upon his opponents as well as contributing an assist.

Here’s an example of Gauthier’s physicality:

Minnesota’s offense fell flat, and they lost forward Sam Anas to injury:

Scoring is as follows:
Period 1: Carolina Hurricanes – Valentin Zykov (unassisted) 6:42
Period 1: Carolina Hurricanes – Warren Foegele (Julien Gauthier) 7:10
Period 1: Carolina Hurricanes – Steven Lorentz (unassisted) 18:17
Period 2: Carolina Hurricanes – Andrew Poturalski (Sergey Tolchinsky) 9:39

St. Louis Blues VS Columbus Blue Jackets (4-1)

The Columbus Blue Jackets and defenseman Zach Werenski stormed past the St. Louis Blues in a 4-1 win. Werenski appears to be a lock to make the Blue Jackets roster after a strong season in college, internationally, and in the AHL’s playoffs. Forward Justin Scott had two goals this game, following up on a 1 goal performance against Detroit. Forward Sonny Milano had a goal and  assist for the Blue Jackets. He should be pushing for a full-time NHL spot within the next season or two. Jeremy Brodeur made 27 saves out of 28 shots. He is the  son of current St. Louis Blues Assistant General Manager and former New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur.  St Louis Blues goalie Ville Husso made 23 saves out of 26 shots. Dmitrii Sergeev was the Blues’ lone scorer this game.

Scoring is as follows:
Period 1: Columbus Blue Jackets – Zach Werenski (Blake Siebenaler, Sonny Milano) 9:24
Period 2: Columbus Blue Jackets – Justin Scott (unassisted) 9:24
Period 2: Columbus Blue Jackets – Justin Scott (Paul Bittner) 13:09
Period 3: St. Louis Blues – Dmitrii Sergeev (unassisted) 17:53
Period 3: Columbus Blue Jackets – Sonny Milano (empty net) (unassisted) 19:01

All stats via http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/boxscore.html?gameid=2927573

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