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 nhl.com.
Tyler Seguin ←
|→ Phil Kessel