Game Preview: Blue and White Scrimmage

Thursday, 07.10.2014 / 9:54 AM ET
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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 7 2 4 2 6
J. Bailey 7 2 3 1 5
N. Leddy 7 0 5 0 5
R. Strome 7 2 2 1 4
K. Okposo 7 2 1 1 3
C. Clutterbuck 7 2 1 1 3
B. Nelson 6 2 0 1 2
F. Nielsen 7 1 1 -1 2
N. Kulemin 7 1 1 0 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 4 1 .926 2.30
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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