Claude Julien tabbed Blake Wheeler, P.J. Axelsson, Phil Kessel, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, and Shane Hnidy as the six gunners in the shootout drill.
Kessel and Hnidy were the only shooters to score. After the snakebitten Kessel beat Thomas with a backhander, his teammates banged their sticks on the boards. There was some dispute on Hnidy’s shot on Thomas — the defenseman said he scored, the goalie swore he didn’t. But Julien sent out Hnidy again, and he cleanly beat Thomas with a forehand rip off the right post.