Red Wings Scrimmage Ends in Polish Flag: White (5) Over Red (2)

The Red Wings wrapped up the scrimmage portion of their training camp with an intrasquad match up pitting Team White, led by Lidstrom and Zetterberg against Team Red and the likes of Datsyuk and Kronwall. At the end of the two-period game, Team White (which of course included Ian White) held on for a 5-2 victory over their cross-color rivals.

You can see the full boxscore here, but here's the scoring:

Period 1

White - Darren Helm (Justin Adbelkader, Todd Bertuzzi) 10:29
White - Gustav Nyquist (Willie Coetzee, Joakim Anderson) 28:00

Period 2

White - Justin Adbelkader (Darren Helm) 17:58
White - Willie Coetzee (Travis Ehrhardt) 18:50
Red - Pavel Datsyuk (Dan Cleary) 20:20
White - Henrik Zetterberg (Valtteri Filppula, Johan Franzen) 20:49
Red - Chris Conner (Brendan Smith, Jan Mursak) 26:00

Redwings.com's Bill Roose had the writeup, which saw the end of the Patrick Eaves on Datsyuk's Wing Era and the recombigulating of the Hudler-Datsyuk-Cleary line which worked so well for Detroit last February.

Hudler took Tuesday’s developments in stride.

"It's just a scrimmage," Hudler said. "We've got eight exhibitions, maybe nine, in front of us. I don't feel like I have to prove something. I've just got to play my game, be confident, just like any other year."

Babcock issued his as-always clear-as-mud analysis for why he made the move:

"I didn’t know that I would play Patty there as much as I had, and not Huds," coach Mike Babcock said. "I thought Huds, Brunnstrom and Johnson were a really good line. … I just wanted to look at something else. I moved Emmerton and Johnson as well, just because they are guys battling for the same jobs. And now we’ll watch in exhibition."

Based on the timing of the goals, does anybody else get the feeling that Zetterberg saw Datsyuk score and decided that he wanted to play a round of "anything you can do, I can do better"? Z's goal just 29 seconds after Pavel broke the shutout just screams friendly rivalry.

In other training camp news, Chuck Pleiness reports that the Wings will go with the Team Red lineup against the Penguins in their Wednesday preseason game, while the White Team will play the Flyers on Thursday.

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