Day 2 of Express camp saw the veterans send a message. In the opening game of the day, Rich Manley scored a 2nd period hat-trick. It was the start of a strong day for the Buffalo native. He finished the day with 4 goals and at least 2 assists by my count.
The intensity picked up for the veterans in their 2nd game of the day. They were more physical, and played with a chip on their shoulder.
Chris Van Duynhoven led the physical attack on the backend. He used his 6'5 frame to his advantage as he threw his weight around on a number of occasions. He also added a goal as he blasted home a shot top corner from the blue line.
Garrick Perry chipped in with a pair of goals in the 2nd game today.
Todd Fletcher didn't skate today. He is nursing a minor injury.