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Sports Canadian NHL teams well represented in net at All-Star weekend

23:15  25 january  2020
23:15  25 january  2020 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Report: All-Star weekend to include Canada-USA women's 3-on-3 event

  Report: All-Star weekend to include Canada-USA women's 3-on-3 event The upcoming All-Star festivities in St. Louis will feature a new showcase of women's hockey players. A three-on-three scrimmage between top Canadian and American female stars will be included as part of the weekend, sources told ESPN's Emily Kaplan. This will be the third straight year the NHL invites women's hockey players to participate during the All-Star weekend. Last year, Kendall Coyne Schofield became the first woman to compete in the All-Star Skills Competition. She beat Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller's time in the Fastest Skater contest.Two years ago, the league invited members of the U.S.

The National Hockey League and St. Louis Blues are bringing the 2020 NHL ® All - Star Weekend The game's biggest names and brightest stars will converge to take a break from the intensity of the All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the

All - Star Weekend begins Thursday evening with media day, a car wash of interviews and photoshoots. All - Star Skills, a showcase of six challenges that includes a new Top Golf-like Shooting Stars event, begins at 8 p.m. ET on Friday (NBCSN). The 2020 NHL All - Star Game, featuring a

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ST. LOUIS — For David Rittich, a trip to all-star weekend amounts to a dream come true.

"If you’re going to look back four years ago, no one even from you guys knew my name and right now I’m standing right here in St. Louis and we’re doing all-star media," he said. "I’m not a guy who could expect to be in the all-stars and be somebody like that."

For Connor Hellebuyck, this is about affirmation for the work he’s put in.

"It’s blissful. You have that moment of ‘I’ve done something and I’m going the right way,"’ he said. "It’s more encouragement that all of the hard work up to this moment is now showing and now you know you’re going on the right path and you’re not just guessing any longer."

Brad Jacobs has Draw 1 win over Glenn Howard at triple-knockout Canadian Cup

  Brad Jacobs has Draw 1 win over Glenn Howard at triple-knockout Canadian Cup YORKTON, Sask. — Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., beat Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont., 7-5 in the marquee matchup of the opening draw of the Canadian Cup on Tuesday, the fourth event and third major on the Grand Slam of Curling circuit. The Canadian Open has a unique structure on the tour with triple knockout for preliminary play.

All - Star Weekend begins Saturday with the 2018 GEICO NHL All - Star Skills Competition (7 p.m TV, NHL Premium, NHL After Dark, NHL GameCenter, NHL GameCenter LIVE, NHL Network name All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the

Roman Josi remembers his first NHL All - Star appearance like it was yesterday. This year's All - Star Game might be in a different location, but if anything remains constant, it's Josi's name on The nine-year veteran is having his best season to date, ranking second in points (48), goals (14), and assists

For Jacob Markstrom, this is the reward for a difficult season where he’s managed to find a clear mind on the ice.

"It’s humbling and it’s an honour to represent Vancouver here," he said.

For Frederik Andersen, this is an overdue acknowledgement about his place in the game.

"It’s not a single goal I have [to be an all-star], but in a way it is because I want to play well and I want to be a goalie that’s deserving to be here," he said. "These things are just extra bonuses that come along the way if you do well."

Four goaltenders that control the crease in Canadian markets and earned a place among the league’s best. Four that will have a large say in where these Flames, Jets, Canucks and Maple Leafs seasons ultimately end up.

Only Hellebuyck had previously been selected as an all-star — in 2017-18, during a season where he finished second in Vezina Trophy voting — and the Winnipeg goaltender believes he’s currently at an even higher-level right now.

Auston Matthews replaced by Brady Tkachuk at NHL All-Star Game due to wrist injury

  Auston Matthews replaced by Brady Tkachuk at NHL All-Star Game due to wrist injury TORONTO — Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk will replace Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis this week. The Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday that Matthews is still nursing a wrist injury and thus he will not be "actively participating in any on-ice events" during the festivities at Entreprise Center. However, the team added that Matthews will still travel to St. Louis and attend theThe Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday that Matthews is still nursing a wrist injury and thus he will not be "actively participating in any on-ice events" during the festivities at Entreprise Center. However, the team added that Matthews will still travel to St.

The highlight of All - Star Weekend for Hurricanes fans will be tonight in the Molson Canadian NHL All - Star Skills Competition, as Justin Faulk participates in the Rookie defenseman Justin Faulk will represent the Carolina Hurricanes at All - Star Weekend in Ottawa. For someone who was a National

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"I just feel way more in balance and patient," he said. "I just feel on top of my game a lot more and I feel way more consistent."

Markstrom’s all-star season arrives with Vancouver surprisingly on top of the Pacific Division and pushing for a playoff berth for the first time in five years. Not only did he lose his father, Anders, to cancer in November, he’s currently playing in the final year of his contract and facing the possibility of unrestricted free agency.

Still, he’s found some solace in the game.

"I don’t talk about, I don’t think about it, I just play hockey," said Markstrom, when asked about his contract. "The most important thing for me is to have a clear mind when I step on the ice and just try to maintain that."

When he spoke with reporters on media day here, a ringing phone briefly interrupted the scrum. Markstrom reached into this pocket: "Oh my god, sorry. It’s my mom. She just landed."

Women's players hope NHL All-Star Weekend helps their cause

  Women's players hope NHL All-Star Weekend helps their cause ST. LOUIS — Annie Pankowski got an email from the NHL asking if she’d like to be a part of its All-Star Weekend and jumped at the opportunity. Then she found out she wouldn’t be alone. A year after U.S. teammate Kendall Coyne Schofield grabbed the spotlight by becoming the first woman to take part in the fastest skater event, she and Pankowski will be among the 20 women’s hockey players participating in a 3-on-3 game during the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Friday night. It’s the NHL’s biggest showcase of women’s hockey thus far, though it’s still unclear what it means for the future of the sport.

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Celebrate hockey , fitness, and the NHL All - Star Game in St. Louis with the NHL All - Star 5K presented by Ashley Homestore on the morning of Saturday, January 25 in Downtown St. Louis. With All - Star Game-themed race shirts, finisher medals, and giveaways, it's a perfect way for the entire family to

It’s an exciting time for a 29-year-old who has spent parts of seven seasons in Vancouver. It’s been a journey for both he and the organization and finally it feels like bigger things on the horizon.

"It’s never fun to be in a rebuild process," said Markstrom. "As a goalie, too, it’s frustrating — you want to win hockey games. It’s frustrating for every guy on the team, for the coaches, for the fans and for the city, too. Now we’ve kind of got a little flash. People are excited around town and at the rink it’s super exciting.

"You definitely want to be part of something in a Canadian market and be a successful team."

Rittich is the sort of guy who never seems to have a bad day. He signed with Calgary as an undrafted free agent out of the Czech League in 2016 and is among the busiest goaltenders in the league this season with 36 starts already.

Given his unlikely path to the NHL’s showcase event, he was in a reflective mood after making his way to St. Louis.

"I’m proud of myself and I’m proud of everyone who helped me here," he said.

In case there was any question about what this meant for Andersen, he had artist David Gunnarsson paint a fresh mask with fellow Maple Leafs and Atlantic Division All-Stars Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner on it.

He plans to keep that in his personal collection afterwards.

Even if Saturday night’s all-star 3-on-3 tournament is likely not going to be a venue to show off his best work, he’s thrilled to get the chance to experience it first-hand.

"I think everyone knows it’s not really made for goalies," said Andersen. "Just enjoy, have some laughs and take it in.

"These are memories you get for life."

3-time All-Star Curtis Granderson retires after 16 seasons .
MIAMI (AP) Three-time All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson announced his retirement Friday after 16 seasons in the major leagues. Granderson played for seven teams. He was an All-Star for the Detroit Tigers in 2009, and for the New York Yankees in 2011 and 2012.In 2011, he led the majors with 136 runs and led the American League with 119 RBIs while hitting 41 homers. In 2007 with Detroit, he became only the third player to collect at least 30 doubles, 20 triples, 20 homers and 20 steals in a season.

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