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.
|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|
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|
|R||Johnny Gaudreau||Jonathan Drouin||R|
|R||Mike Hoffman||Jiri Sekac||R|