Last night, the skills competition provided a few highlights, including Ryan Kesler’s kid scoring on Carey Price, Mike Smith hitting the five-hole from 190 feet away, and Snoop Dogg dropping some choice words on live television.
But overall, it was a bit of a snoozer. So here’s hoping that the All-Star Tournament will liven up the proceedings a bit.
The Atlantic Division won the skills competition, earning them the right to select their opponent and game time for today. Brad Marchand of the Bruins did the honors, selecting the Metropolitan Division and stand-in coach Wayne Gretzky as the Atlantic’s opponent, and choosing the second game of the afternoon.
So the tournament will lead off with a 20-minute three-on-three matchup between the Pacific and Central divisions, followed by the Atlantic and Metro facing off. The winners will face each other in the final of the three-game tournament, with a cool million dollars on the line to the winning team.
Peter will be around later with updates through the afternoon. Enjoy!