Sabres White Beats Blue 5-1 in Scrimmage

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Sabres president Ted Black made a guarantee that if the Sabres didn't win tonight, all 8,725 fans in attendance fans would get a refund.

Well, the Sabres did win.

The white Sabres beat the blue Sabres 5-1 in an intrasquad scrimmage on the second day of the team's Development Camp.

2010 third-round pick Jerome Gauthier-Leduc collected a rebound off the boards from teammate Nikita Zadorov to start off the scoring for the white team.

Patrick Russell and Drake Caggiula tallied before Jonathan Martin squeezed a five-hole shot past 2014 draftee Jonas Johansson to make it 3-1 in favor of team white.

In the third period, Johansson robbed Rasmus Ristolainen in the crease. The Swedish netminder grabbed a fluttering puck out of the air before it could cross the goal line.

Caggiula added an empty-net goal late in the game for the white team. Nick Baptiste also scored for the white Sabres.

The scrimmage wasn't all friendly, however. Center Zemgus Girgensons gave rookie first-round pick Sam Reinhart a wake-up call early in the game by knocking him into the boards. Second-rounder Brendan Lemieux was noticeably irritating the blue team. The son of former NHLer Claude Lemieux exchanged some words with defenseman Ristolainen of the the blue team multiple times.

"I think we expected that," Reinhart said. "Guys giving it their all. I'm able to embrace that kind of play."

The white team's Justin Kea and blue's Anthony Florentino also had a short fight on the ice.

Goalies Cal Peterson and Linus Ullmark started the game, but were relieved by Johansson and Andrey Makarov midway through the second.

Development Camp resumes on Thursday.



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