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Training Camp Scrimmage: Team Blue vs Team Silver

Monday, 09.20.2010 / 12:02 PM CT / Training Camp Central
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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The Preds will host three intra-squad scrimmages during the first week of Training Camp. Team White knocked off Team Silver yesterday. Scrimmage #2  will take place today between Team Blue and Team Silver (click here for rosters). Team Blue and Team White will wrap up the scrimmages on Tuesday. All scrimmages will start at Noon at Centennial Sportsplex.

Scrimmage Blog

1:56 pm CT
Scrimmage #2 is in the books. 7-1 win for Team Blue. Team Blue vs. Team White tomorrow for the unoffical camp title!

1:56 pm CT
Power-play/penalty shot chance for Team Blue. Latta with a nice deke move and slid the puck five-hole past Rinne. 7-1 Team Blue.

1:51 pm CT
Power-play/penalty shot chance for Team Silver. Patric Hornqvist missed high to the glove side, making the move against Smith. (goalies switched up again; missed when it happened. I think right after Watson's goal?)

1:49 pm CT
Nice goal by Austin Watson. Good play along the halfboards to move the play down to the corner. Then took the return feed from Mueller and moved the puck easily from skate to stick, snapped a quick shot, and followed his rebound for the tuck in goal.

1:40 pm CT
Another goal for Team Blue. David Legwand with a quick wrister high in the slot beating Jeremy Smith. Tootoo claiming he redirected it; regardless, good job by Tootoo creating the traffic in front. Tootoo's had a very effective scrimmage. He's used his speed to create chances in all three periods and been strong on the forecheck when he's had the opportunity.

Also of note, it's been fun to watch Shea Weber and Ryan Ellis patrol the blueline together for Team Blue. They've been in sync in their movements, moved the puck crisply, and been aggressive joining the play down low. It's just one scrimmage, but....

1:29 pm CT
Team Blue extends the lead to 4-1. Andreas Thuresson with the goal, a nice shot from the right wing, just below faceoff dot high. Maybe a little goalie interference on Pickard, so tough to count that one against him.

1:26 pm CT
And we’re through two periods. Still 3-1 Team Blue.

1:13 pm CT
Final goalie change of the second period. Smith moves down to Team Silver, Rinne enters for Team Blue, and Pickard gets a break.

1:09 pm CT
Big glove save by Pickard off a shot from Ward. Good transition rush by O’Reilly-Beck-Ward to create the chance. Those three have had a good start to this second period. Beck, actually, has been impressive in camp so far – strong showing in the two rookie games and a good start today.

1:08 pm CT
Goalie change. Rinne gets a rest; Pickard moves down to Team Silver and Smith enters for Team Blue. Team Blue has been controlling the play for most of this period.

1:02 pm CT
Power-play/Penalty shot for Beck. A couple of nice stick moves, but Rinne stayed with it and made a quality block.

12:58 pm CT
Team Blue comes right back and extends its lead. Two-on-one Beck and O’Reilly – nice return feed from Beck back to O’Reilly at the far post. No chance for Rinne.

12:57 pm CT
Team Blue takes the lead. Joel Ward with the goal. Charles-Oliver Roussel with a nice play to start the opportunity; a dangerous pass/shot from the point to the front of the net. Cal O’Reilly with the first chance, but a nice save by Rinne. O’Reilly continued with the play and was able to chip the puck to Ward for the easy conversion. Good hard work in front of the net by O’Reilly and Ward.

12:54 pm CT
Team Blue ties it with the between period shootout point. Rinne will start the second period in net for Team Silver; Pickard in net for Team Blue.

12:48 pm CT
End of the first period, 1-0 Silver.

12:41 pm CT
Strong move by Beck on the forecheck; stole the puck and got to the front of the net. Big save for Rinne to keep Team Silver in the lead. But still an impressive power-forward move by Beck to create the opportunity.

12:37 pm CT
1-0 Team Silver. Teemu Laakso with a quick wrister off of a Team Silver offensive zone faceoff win.

And on the goal we're getting our second goalie change of the scrimmage. Rinne enters for Team Silver, Smith goes down the ice to Team Blue, and Pickard gets his first rest of the scrimmage.

12:34 pm CT
Another good save by Pickard off a point shot from Kevin Klein with traffic in front. Nice start to scrimmage for Pickard.

12:27 pm CT
0-0, First Period. Goalie change; Smith enters for Team Silver, Pickard moves to Team Blue, and Rinne gets his first break of the day.

12:23 pm CT
A couple of good shifts in a row for Team Blue. Taylor Beck, Michael Latta, and Austin Watson looked strong as a trio. Followed with a great scoring chance for Jordin Tootoo; Pickard made a quality blocker save to keep the game scoreless

12:18 pm CT
And we're under way in today's scrimmage. Rinne starting in net for Team Blue; Pickard for Team Silver. Shea Weber (Blue) delivers the first big hit of the game -- on his first shift. Marcel Goc (Silver) get's the first quality scoring chance.

11:58 am CT

Guys are on the ice starting to warm up. First chance to see Team Blue play. Team Silver skated in yesterday's scrimmage; last chance for some of those players to make a lasting impression before the preseason schedule.

Looks like Pekka Rinne, Chet Pickard, and Jeremy Smith will split the goaltending duties today.





1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70


F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33