Sport Hockey's young stars shine in NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament

06:30  26 january  2020
06:30  26 january  2020 Source:   ap.org

NHL All-Star 'Last Men In' revelaed

  NHL All-Star 'Last Men In' revelaed The vote is in as four more players were added to the NHL All-Star Game.For Marner, it will be the forward’s first all-star appearance despite posting a 94-point performance in the 2018-19 season. However, Marner remains on a similar pace and has impressive numbers once again. He currently has 11 goals and 42 points in just 34 games this season, putting him at a 100-goal pace had he not missed several weeks with a high ankle sprain. He joins Auston Matthews and Frederik Andersen as a third member of the team on the Atlantic Division roster.

Women’ s hockey shines in NHL all - star spotlight, but remains without its own stage. This was the third straight year the NHL All - Star Game has included a ST. LOUIS — The full house at Enterprise Center roared at every mention of the inaugural three - on - three women’ s hockey exhibition during

The NHL All - Star Game is in its 65th year, but only five seasons into its current 3 - on - 3 tournament format with four teams representing their visions. No worries, plenty of stars will be on hand. Blues fans can root for goalie Jordan Binnington, defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and forwards David Perron

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hockey's young skill was on display at the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament.

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak waves to the crowd as he is named the most valuable player of the NHL hockey All Star games Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)© Provided by Associated Press Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak waves to the crowd as he is named the most valuable player of the NHL hockey All Star games Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Boston's 23-year-old David Pastrnak, Edmonton's 24-year-old Leon Draisaitl and Vancouver's Elias Pettersson put on an offensive show in the 3-on-3 finale. Draisaitl and Pettersson's Pacific Division team beat Pastrnak's Atlantic 5-4 Saturday night in the fifth incarnation of 3-on-3 making up the All-Star Game.

3 ways to improve NHL All-Star Weekend

  3 ways to improve NHL All-Star Weekend The NHL's All-Star festivities are upon us, and even though the sport's best players are set to convene in St. Louis for a weekend-long showcase, the buzz leading up to the event is far from palpable. This isn't a new problem for the league, either. The NHL All-Star Game isn't circled on the calendars of many fans, and players aren't always keen on going, either. Despite being one of the most popular players of his generation, Alex Ovechkin backed out after being named the Metropolitan Division captain and will serve a one-game suspension instead of travelling to the Gateway City.

The 2016 NHL All - Star Game in Nashville will consist of three 20-minute 3 - on - 3 games in a tournament format. Just don't expect it to produce great hockey . The reason the three - on - three gimmick has worked so well in the regular season is that there’ s a very real and very important point

The National Hockey League today announced the participants of the 2020 NHL All - Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka that will For the fifth straight season, the 2020 Honda NHL All - Star Game will feature a three-game tournament , played in a 3 - on - 3 format, showcasing teams

Pastrnak, the league's leading goal scorer at the break, was named All-Star MVP after scoring four goals and adding two assists. San Jose's Tomas Hertl, who at 26 was among the oldest players to shine in the 3 on 3, scored five goals to help the Pacific come away with the win.

“It's a young man's game now in the NHL, and these guys, they're superstars,” Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin said.

Pettersson and Chicago's Patrick Kane — who was cheered and booed by fans in enemy territory — tried to score a lacrosse goal. Neither was successful, though it has happened twice in the NHL this season.

In addition to youth and offensive talent, the night was a showcase of St. Louis hockey in the aftermath of the Blues winning their first Stanley Cup title. Laila Anderson, whose courageous battle with a rare degenerative disease served as the team’s inspiration last season, announced the Blues’ four All-Stars.

McDavid, Eichel highlight All-Star Skills Competition participants

  McDavid, Eichel highlight All-Star Skills Competition participants The National Hockey League announced the participants for Friday's All-Star Skills Competition in St. Louis, and some of the sport's biggest names will lace them up as part of the festivities. Here are the players who will participate: Fastest skater Save streak Accuracy shooting Hardest shot Shooting Stars The Shooting Stars competition will feature eight NHL players, one American elite women's All-Star, and one Canadian elite women's All-Star.Here are the players who will participate:

The three stars (French: trois étoiles) in ice hockey are the three best players in a game as chosen by a third party, with the first star considered the best of the three players, akin to the Player of the match in other sports.

The 2020 Honda NHL All - Star Weekend marks the third time the St. Louis Blues have hosted the event since entering the NHL in 1967, but the The Pacific Division and Metropolitan Division have split the four All - Star Game tournaments since the 3 - on - 3 format was adopted for the 2016 game.

St. Louis natives Jon Hamm and Jenna Fischer and Hockey Hall of Fame Blues alumni Wayne Gretzky and Brett Hull spent time behind the benches as honorary captains.

Blues fans who cheered goaltender Jordan Binnington's success in the skills competition Friday didn't get to see their players reach the 3-on-3 final because the Central Division lost the Western Conference semifinal 10-5 to the Pacific. Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk, who grew up in St. Louis, had two goals and two assists including the game-winner.

Pastrnak and Ottawa Senators forward Anthony Duclair each had a hat trick to help the Atlantic beat the Metropolitan in the Eastern Conference semifinal.

Some of the most entertainment of the event came between the semifinals and final when Green Day performed on the ice. Fans in the arena could hear multiple swear words during Green Day's performance that were bleeped out on the NBC television broadcast.

Pacific squad tops Central, will play Atlantic in All-Star Game final

  Pacific squad tops Central, will play Atlantic in All-Star Game final It'll be the battle of the oceans in the All-Star Game final. The Pacific Division team will take on the representatives of the Atlantic Division in the winner-take-all matchup after beating the Central Division squad 10-5 in the second semifinal of Saturday's three-on-three tournament. Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk, Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl, San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl, and rookie blue-liner Quinn Hughes of the Vancouver Canucks led the way for the Pacific with four points apiece. Flames goaltender David Rittich shut the door in the second of two periods, stopping nine of 10 shots.Copyright © 2020 Score Media Ventures Inc.

The National Hockey League and St. Louis Blues are bringing the 2020 NHL ® All - Star Weekend to St. Louis. The game' s biggest names and brightest stars will converge to take a break from the intensity of the regular season and showcase the greatest talent All-Time NHL ® All - Star Weekend Moments.

The 2020 NHL All - Star Skills gives hockey fans an opportunity to watch some of the best players in the world showcase their talents in a variety of events. The event was highlighted by two new competitions: The Gatorade Shooting Stars event and the Elite Women' s 3 - on - 3 scrimmage.


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NHL players in favor of 'international flavor' All-Star idea .
Nathan MacKinnon enjoyed when the NHL All-Star Game featured North America against the World in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Something similar could be coming back next year, but with a twist.The league is in talks with players to bring what Commissioner Gary Bettman called a ''distinct international flavor'' to 2021 All-Star Weekend in South Florida. Not quite North America versus the World but more like a miniature 3-on-3 tournament with players representing the U.S., Canada and other top hockey countries.

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