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NHL Skills Competition 2015: Time, TV schedule, events and how to watch online

See, this whole thing comes down to who knows who. And then over here you got the sponsor's puck.

"I could have gone to Florida with my wife, instead I have to do this drill and try not to pull a groin."
"I could have gone to Florida with my wife, instead I have to do this drill and try not to pull a groin."
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After last night's fantasy draft, the rosters are set for the 2015 NHL All-Star weekend. Saturday is for the Skills Competition, televised at 7 p.m. EST on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC and TVA Sports in Canada. You can also watch a live web stream at NBC Sports Live Extra.

Here are the competitive events and the rosters each side will bring. The events are scored on a points system. (Each of these events is actually named after a sponsor, but oops, we found that distracts from the description:

  • Fastest Skater - Four skaters per side, the winner of each heat and the fastest overall skater gets their team a point
  • Breakaway Challenge - Six shooters aside, each getting three shots. Penalty shot rules don't apply. The winning team (determined by fan vote) gets one point.
  • Accuracy Shooting - Four shooters aside, with two teammates passing. The winner of each matchup wins a point, while the fastest overall shooter wins his team another point.
  • Skills Challenge Relay - 14 skaters and one goalie from each side. There are separate heats for One-Timers, Passing, Puck Control, Stick-Handling, and Goalie Goals, with the winner being the fastest team to complete each challenge. 
  • Hardest Shot - Four shooters aside, each player getting two shot attempts. The winner of each pairing wins his team a point, and the hardest overall shot wins his team an extra point.
  • Shootout - All 48 players participate in a chaotic three-round shootout, with a point awarded for each goal and two points awarded for each goal involving the sponsor's puck.

You know...just in case you thought this was a serious event.

Additional explanation and diagrams are available at

Team Toews Team Foligno

visiting team home team
Coach Peter Laviolette Darryl Sutter Coach
Captain Jonathan Toews Nick Foligno Captain
Asst Ryan Getzlaf Patrick Kane Asst
Asst Rick Nash Drew Doughty Asst
1 Phil Kessel Ryan Johansen 1
2 Shea Weber Duncan Keith 2
3 Jakub Voracek Anze Kopitar 3
4 Corey Crawford Steven Stamkos 4
5 John Tavares Tyler Seguin 5
6 Roberto Luongo Carey Price 6
7 Brent Seabrook Claude Giroux 7
8 Vladimir Tarasenko Dustin Byfuglien 8
9 Patrice Bergeron Marc-Andre Fleury 9
10 Jaroslav Halak Brian Elliott 10
11 Aaron Ekblad Brent Burns 11
via TRADE Tyler Seguin
Phil Kessel via TRADE
12 Patrik Elias Kevin Shattenkirk 12
13 Ryan Suter Bobby Ryan 13
14 Mark Giordano Radim Vrbata 14
15 Justin Faulk Oliver Ekman-Larsson 15
16 Tyler Johnson Zemgus Girgensons 16
17 Filip Forsberg Alex Ovechkin 17
18 xxxxxxx Ryan-Nugent Hopkins 18
R Johnny Gaudreau Jonathan Drouin R
R Mike Hoffman Jiri Sekac R