It took five rounds of shootout but Team A edged Team C 3-2 to finish with a perfect 2-0 record in the Canadiens intra-sqauad scrimmage series at Complexe Sportif Bell in Brossard.
Andreas Engqvist and Michael Cammalleri beat Robert Mayer in the shootout while Tomas Plekanec was the only player to beat Peter Delmas.
The Reds had taken a 2-0 lead in the first of the two 25-minute running-time halves as David Desharnais and Tom Pyatt beat Curtis Sanford. But Plekanec cut the lead in half early in the second half and Ryan O’Byrne tied the game with 35.9 seconds remaining. O’Byrne beat Delmas seconds after he rang a shot off a post.
Carey Price stopped all six shots he faced for Team A whle Delmas stopped 8 of 10. Sanford stopped 8 of 10 for Team C while Mayer stopped all seven shots he faced in regulation with big glove saves on Maxim Lapierre and Cammalleri.
The final scrimmage of the camp will be held Monday at 11 a.m., Team B vs. C, with practices slated from 10 am to 1 pm.