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GREY BEATS BLUE IN SCRIMMAGE

Thursday, 07.13.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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GREY BEATS BLUE IN SCRIMMAGE
Nilsson Nets Shootout Winner

By Jason Lockhart

After a deadlocked scrimmage with the score tied at 6-6, Robert Nilsson lifted Team Grey to a 7-6 shootout victory with his clinching shootout goal. The resilient Team Grey came back from deficits of 0-3 and 4-6 for the win.

The 36 players were split into two teams and participated in two 25-minute halves at Islanders Iceworks in Syosset on Thursday morning. The first period was played 4-on-4 and the final period 5-on-5. Penalties were called, but no man-advantages were awarded. Instead, penalty shots were taken following each half in place of power plays.

For Team Blue, Kyle Okposo notched the game's first goal and Jeff Tambellini notched a hat trick. But it wasn't enough. Okposo was still a dominant force for his team, creating lots of chances for Team Blue, which outplayed its counterpart for much of the first half.

"I felt good out there," said Okposo who played down scoring a goal. "It was nice to score, but it's only a scrimmage."

Jeff Tambellini and 2006 third-round pick Robin Figren put Team Blue up 3-0, but it wasn't enough to hold off Team Grey.

Team Grey battled back and got on the board just half-way through the first half with defenseman Bruno Gervais feeding three-year Notre Dame standout Wes O'Neill, who deflected the puck past recent draft selection Jase Weslosky. Weslosky yielded only two goals, while playing half the game in the losing effort.

Gervais got Team Grey within one by putting a nifty backhand through the legs of a sprawling Michael Chiasson, a camp invitee. Then later midway through the second half, Shane Sims put the puck in his own net to give Team Grey the 6-6 tie they were looking for. Luch Aquino was credited with the goal for Grey at the eight-minute mark.

The game remained tied for the rest of regulation before Nilsson sent his team into the locker room on the high note.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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