There was plenty of drama in the game that decided the first Gaetan Duchesne Cup.
It came down to a shootout between Teams A and B.
The score was tied 2-2 after goals by Jay Beagle and Alex Ovechkin for Team A and Boyd Gordon and Alexandre Giroux for Team B. Goalie Braden Holtby made a stunning pad save on Ovechkin in the second period (as a follow-up to a Jose Theodore breakaway save on Alex from the first).
As the ninth shooter overall, Sergei Fedorov scored on Holtby to give Team B the Cup. (See below for full shootout summary). After the game was over, assistant coach Jay Leach gave a speech he said he ad-libbed and presented Fedorov with the trophy. The veteran who has won three Stanley Cups lifted the much smaller bowl up to a chorus of his teammates banging their sticks on the ice.
Overall, the game was a high-paced affair with few stoppages and plenty of great plays. Coach Bruce Boudreau (who was at the helm for Team B this week) said Boyd Gordon was the MVP. All four goalies – especially Holtby and Theodore – were impressive, as was Ovechkin, who scored a goal on a short-handed breakaway.
(all times left in period because the game featured a 30-minute first, 20-minute second and 10-minute third)
1st – 6:30 Jay Beagle
1st – 1:12 Alex Ovechkin (shorthanded)
3rd – 6:24 Boyd Gordon
3rd – 6:08 Alexandre Giroux
Team B – Eric Fehr: save by Varlamov
Team A – Viktor Kozlov: save by Holtby
B – Alexander Semin: save by Varlamov
A – Alex Ovechkin: goal
B – Boyd Gordon: goal
A – Keith Aucoin: save by Holtby
B – Brooks Laich: goal
A – Matt Bradley: goal
B – Chris Bourque: save Holtby