The 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition festivities took place at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Fla., Saturday night with this year’s event focusing more on individual players and the skills they possess rather than the all-star teams they’ll represent in Sunday’s all-star games.
Below are the complete results from the six-event showcase.
Boeser, Boyle impress in accuracy shooting
Brian Boyle (New Jersey Devils) – 11.626 seconds
Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg Jets) – 22.531 seconds
James Neal (Vegas Golden Knights) – 14.626 seconds
Brock Boeser (Vancouver Canucks) – 11.136 seconds
Brad Marchand (Boston Bruins) – 44.692 seconds
Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings) – 50.844 seconds
Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) – 15.851 seconds
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning) – 21.923 seconds
Sidney Crosby (2017 Accuracy Shooting Champ) gives Brock Boeser (2018 Accuracy Shooting Champ) some expert advice before the competition.
We're all friends here. pic.twitter.com/BVTRbIx8YU
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 28, 2018
Boeser time. Five targets, hit'em all in the fastest time. pic.twitter.com/D028WFOgfc
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) January 28, 2018
The Great 8 wins hardest shot
He didn’t have a 150-flex stick like Zdeno Chara, nor was he able to channel energy from a skullet the way former hardest shot king Al Iafrate used to, but Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin was the only player to break the 100 mph barrier.
John Klingberg (Dallas Stars) – 96.6 mph, 97.6 mph
Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) – 98.8 mph, 101.3 mph
P.K. Subban (Nashville Predators) – 95.5 mph, 98.7 mph
Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks) – 88 mph, 92.4 mph
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning) – 95.2 mph, 95.9 mph
Johnny Hockey? More like Johnny Puck Control!
Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames) – 24.650 seconds
Aleksander Barkov (Florida Panthers) – 33.233 seconds
Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators) – 37.417 seconds
John Tavares (New York Islanders) – 28.242 seconds
Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) – 29.220 seconds
Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs) – 44.344 seconds
Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars) – 39.078 seconds
Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) – 32.792
Fleury edges Rinne for longest save streak
Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers) vs. Central Division – Longest save streak: 5
Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets) vs. Pacific Division – Longest save streak: 3
Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators) vs. Metropolitan Division – Longest save streak: 13
Marc-Andre Fleury (Vegas Golden Knights) vs. Atlantic Division – Longest save streak: 14
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay Lightning) vs. Central Division – Longest save streak: 3
Pietrangelo crushes competition to win the NHL Passing Challenge
This was one of two new events this year and, as you can see from this description diagram below, it had a high degree of difficulty and caused some players *cough* Drew Doughty *cough* more trouble than others.
Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning) – 1:39.562
Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers) – 1:07.419
Brayden Schenn (St. Louis Blues) – 1:05.951
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Arizona Coyotes) – 1:04.530
Eric Staal (Minnesota Wild) – 54.679
Alex Pietrangelo (St. Louis Blues) – 46.610
Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins) – 1:00.015
Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings) – 1:47.415
Shocker! McDavid wins fastest skater
Each skater did full lap around the rink one at a time, unlike last year when two skaters raced against one another. However, just like last year, McDavid was victorious again.
Brayden Point (Tampa Bay Lightning) – 13.579 seconds
Zach Werenski (Columbus Blue Jackets) – 14.250 seconds
Rickard Rakell (Anaheim Ducks) – 14.181 seconds
Noah Hanifin (Carolina Hurricanes) – 14.317
Josh Bailey (New York Islanders) – 14.413
Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche) – 14.056
Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres) – 13.828
Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) – 13.454
"Who's the fastest skater? Yeah, me."
— NHL (@NHL) January 28, 2018