Live Update: 2016 NHL Skills Competition

Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater
Four players from each team go up against each other in a 1-on-1 fastest skater competition. There
are a total of six points up for grabs, and the skater with the fastest time will have the
opportunity for full lap around the link. If they beat Mike Gartner's record time of 13.386,
their team will have earned an additional point.

Eastern Conference
Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators)
Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings)
Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Brandon Saad (Columbus Blue Jackets)

Western Conference
Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg Jets)
Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche)
Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers)
Roman Josi (Nashville Predators)

fastest skater
Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge
Each team will provide 3 players and a goalie for the breakaway challenge. At the ends, fans will
be able to vote via twitter using specific hashtags for the winner. The player with the most votes
scores a point for their respective team.
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Eastern Conference
Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals)
Brandon Saad (Columbus Blue Jackets)
P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens)
Goaltender: Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils)

Western Conference
Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks)
Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche)
James Neal (Nashville Predators)
Goaltender: Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings)

breakaway


DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting
Exact rules via NHL.com: "Four shooters from each team will participate, with two additional
players serving as passers. This event will consist of four head-to-head match-ups, with one 
shooter from each team per round. The goal is to hit four 15-inch diameter targets located in
each corner of the net. The teams will be situated at opposite ends of the rink, and will alternate 
attempts. The first shooter to hit all four targets wins."

Eastern Conference
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)
Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins)
John Tavares (New York Islanders)

Western Conference
Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)
Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
Joe Pavelski (San Jose Sharks)
Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)

Passers: Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals), Jaromir Jagr
(Florida Panthers), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings), Vladimir
Tarasenko (St. Louis Blues).

accuracy

Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay
Exact Rules from NHL.com:

“This timed relay event – involving 14 skaters and two goalies from each team – will consist of four relays with five challenges each: One Timers, with three shooters and one passer per team; Passing, with one passer per team; Puck Control, with one skater per team; Stick-Handling, with one skater per team; and Goalie Goals, with one goalie per team.

Each skill must be completed before moving on to the next challenge with the exception of one timers, passing and goalie goals in which a maximum of forty-five seconds will be allocated. The goal is to finish all five challenges faster than the opponent.

Points Available: 3 – The team with the fastest time in each heat scores one point; the team with the fastest overall time scores one bonus point.”

One-Timer Right Shooters
Eastern Conference
Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers)
Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators)
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Western Conference
Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings)
Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)
Shea Weber (Nashville Predators)

One-Timer Passers
Eastern Conference
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)

Western Conference
Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers)

Mini-Net Passers
Eastern Conference
Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals)

Western Conference
Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks)

Puck Control Relay
Eastern Conference
Justin Faulk (Carolina Hurricanes)

Western Conference
Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames)

Stick Handling
Eastern Conference
Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)

Western Conference
Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)

Goalie Goals
Eastern Conference
Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals)

Western Conference
Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators)

One-Timer Left Shooters
Eastern Conference
Leo Komarov (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Ryan McDonagh (New York Rangers)
Ryan O'Reilly (Buffalo Sabres)

Western Conference
Mark Giordano (Calgary Flames)
James Neal (Nashville Predators)
Vladimir Tarasenko (St. Louis Blues)

One-Timer Passers
Eastern Conference
Jaromir Jagr (Florida Panthers)

Western Conference
Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalance)

Mini-Net Passers
Eastern Conference
Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals)

Western Conference
Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)

Puck Control Relay
Eastern Conference
Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Western Conference
Roman Josi (Nashville Predators)

Stick Handling
Eastern Conference
Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings)

Western Conference
Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars)

Goalie Goals
Eastern Conference
Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Western Conference
Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota Wild)

skills
AMP Energy NHL Hardest Shot
Exact rules from NHL.com:

“Four shooters from each team will test their slap shot skill in a head-to-head match-up. Each player will attempt two shots, with teams alternating after each player. One puck will be placed 30 feet from the center of the net. Each shot will be calculated in miles per hour (mph), with the highest speed of their two shots recorded.

Points Available: 5 – The winner of each match-up scores one point; the team with the player who has the fastest speed scores one bonus point.”

 

Eastern Conference
Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers)
Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning)
P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens)

Western Conference
Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg Jets)
Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars)
John Scott (Unrepresented / Montreal Canadiens)
Shea Weber (Nashville Predators)

hardest shot

Discover NHL Shootout
Exact Rules from NHL.com:

“Eighteen skaters and three goaltenders from each team will participate in the three-round shootout. During each two-minute round, six skaters and one goalie from each team will take the ice. Teams will alternate after each shot with each player having a maximum of 10 seconds to take a shot. Players one and three from each team will be designated Discover puck players, each goal scored by these players will count as two points. NHL shootout rules apply to each scoring attempt.

Points Available: 1 point for every goal scored; 2 points for every goal scored with a Discover puck.”

Eastern Conference (Round 1)
Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers)
Jaromir Jagr (Florida Panthers)
Leo Komarov (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Ryan O'Reilly (Buffalo Sabres)
P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens)
Goaltender: Roberto Luongo (Florida Panthers)

Western Conference (Round 1)
Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks)
Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche)
Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
Mark Giordano (Calgary Flames)
Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks)
Vladimir Tarasenko (St. Louis Blues)
Goaltender: Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota Wild)

Eastern Conference (Round 2)
Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals)
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
Justin Faulk (Carolina Hurricanes)
Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals)
Ryan McDonagh (New York Rangers)
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Goaltender: Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals)

Western Conference (Round 2)
Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)
Dustin Byfuglien (Winnipeg Jets)
Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames)
Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers)
James Neal (Nashville Predators)
Joe Pavelski (San Jose Sharks)
Goaltender: John Gibson (Anaheim Ducks)

Eastern Conference (Round 3)
Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)
Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators)
Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings)
Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Brandon Saad (Columbus Blue Jackets)
John Tavares (New York Islanders)
Goaltender: Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils)

Western Conference (Round 3)
Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings)
Roman Josi (Nashville Predators)
Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)
John Scott (Unrepresented / Montreal Canadiens)
Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars)
Shea Weber (Nashville Predators)
Goaltender: Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators)

shootout

The Eastern Conference defeats the Western Conference 29-12 at the 2016 NHL All-Star
Skills Competition at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, USA. The All-Star Games begin at
5:00pm Eastern which features three 3-on-3 games. At 5:00pm ET is Team Metropolitan vs.
Team Atlantic, followed by Team Pacific vs. Team Central at 6:00pm ET. Right after that at
approximately 7:00pm ET will be the finals between the two semi-final winning divisions.
Thank-you for tuning in to All About The Habs live skills competition updates! See you tomorrow.
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