Game Preview: Blue and White Scrimmage

Thursday, 07.10.2014 / 9:54 AM
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2014 Islanders Mini Camp
Game Preview: Blue and White Scrimmage

After three days of showing their stuff to the coaches, the New York Islanders prospects will be on display for the fans at the Islanders annual Blue and White scrimmage tonight at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum.

The Islanders draft picks, prospects and Mini Camp invites have already been split into two teams – 22 per side – and will play two 25 minute halves. A skills competition, featuring a fastest skater, hardest shot and breakaway challenge, will follow the scrimmage.

Tickets: Tickets for tonight's scrimmage are $10 with proceeds benefitting the Islanders Children's Foundation. Great seats are still available and can be bought here.

Rosters:

Click here for the full Mini Camp roster.

Click here for a breakdown of the two teams.

Behind the Bench: Islanders Director of Player Development Eric Cairns and Bridgeport Sound Tigers Assistant Coach Doug Howela will coach Team Blue, while Marty Reasoner and Islanders Assistant Coach Matt Bertani will coach Team White.

Veterans: Defensemen Griffin Reinhart and Scott Mayfield are two of the most senior players in tonight’s game. Reinhart is gearing up for his third Mini Camp scrimmage, while Mayfield is suiting up for his fourth. The veterans are split up for the game, as Reinhart is on Team Blue while Mayfield is on Team White.

Back to White: The Islanders are returning to the Blue vs. White format after two seasons of Blue vs. Orange. Team White beat Team Blue 6-5 in 2011, but Ryan Strome’s jaw-dropping shootout goal was the lasting memory from the game.

Reinhart/Pulock: Islanders fans will have their chance to watch Reinhart and Ryan Pulock paired together. The 2012 and 2013 first-round picks are slated to play together on Team Blue’s top pairing.

Pokka Debuts: Ville Pokka will make his Blue and White Scrimmage debut skating with Kevin Czuczman (also debuting) on Team White. Pokka missed last summer’s game while completing his compulsory military service in Finland.

Goaltenders: Philippe Trudeau and Eamon McAdam will tend goal for Team White tonight, while Stephon Williams and Linus Soderstrom will split the duties for Team Blue. Starters have not been announced.

Last Three: Three different teams have won the last three prospect scrimmages.

2013: Team Blue 6, Team Orange 2

2012: Team Orange 6, Team Blue 0

2011: Team White 6, Team Blue 5

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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