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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 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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