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2019 All-Star game What to expect
The annual NHL All-Star game is just around the corner, and this year’s event is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. Here’s a look at what to expect from this year’s game.
This year’s All-Star Game will be played on January 26th at the SAP Center in San Jose California. The game will feature a new format, with four teams consisting of 11 players each playing in a 3-on-3 tournament. The tournament will be single elimination, with each game being 20 minutes long.
The four teams will be made up of players from the Pacific, Central, Atlantic, and Metropolitan divisions. Each team will have six forwards, three defensemen, and two goalies.
The Pacific Division team will be captained by Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid, who is currently leading the NHL in points with 66. Joining him on the team will be Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, and Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson.
The Central Division team will be captained by Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg. He’ll be joined by Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O’Reilly, Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg, and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk.
The Atlantic Division team will be captained by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews He’ll be joined by Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand, Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, and Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.
Lastly, the Metropolitan division team will be captained by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin. He’ll be joined by Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho, New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy, and Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.
How the All-Star Game has changed over the years
While the annual NHL All-Star Game is always a much-anticipated event for hockey fans the game has changed quite a bit over the years. In fact, the format of the game has changed several times since it was first introduced in 1947.
Initially, the game was simply a exhibition match between two teams of All-Stars from the Eastern and Western conferences. However, in 1968, the format was changed to a mini-tournament with four teams playing in a series of round-robin games. This format remained in place until 1980, when it was changed again to include a skills competition in addition to the All-Star game itself.
The skills competition became increasingly popular in recent years to the point where it now often overshadowing the actual All-Star Game In an effort to address this issue, the NHL changed the format again for the 2018 All-Star Game returning to a more traditional East vs West match-up.
So far, fans seem to be happy with this change and are looking forward to an exciting and competitive All-Star Game this year.
What the All-Star Game means for the NHL
The annual NHL All-Star Game is a much-anticipated event for fans of the sport. It is a time to see all of the league’s best players come together and compete in a fun and competitive environment. This year’s game will be held in San Jose California on January 26, 2019.
This event is also a time for the NHL to showcase its product to a wider audience. The game will be televised on NBC in the United States giving the league a chance to reach out to potential new fans. In addition, the game will be streamed live on NHL.com, making it accessible to fans around the world.
With so much at stake, the All-Star Game is always an exciting event. This year should be no different, and fans can expect an exciting game full of highlight-reel plays.
Who are the All-Stars?
The All-Star Game is always an exciting event for fans of the NHL, as it features some of the best players in the league going head-to-head. This year’s game will be no different, as it will feature a number of star players from around the league. Here are some of the players that you can expect to see in this year’s All-Star Game
What to expect from the skills competition
– Sidney Crosby will look to defend his title in the accuracy shooting competition. Crosby was nearly perfect in last year’s event, hitting all four targets in just under 11 seconds.
– Patrick Kane is always a fan favorite in the fastest skater competition. Kane has won the event three times in his career and is always a threat to take home the title.
– Alexander Ovechkin is one of the best Goal Scorers in the league, so it’s no surprise that he’s also one of the best in the hardest shot competition. Ovechkin has won the event four times and holds the record for the fastest shot ever recorded at 119.3 mph.
How the 3-on-3 format has changed the All-Star game
In previous seasons, the All-Star Game consisted of two teams playing each other in a standard game format. However, due to recent changes in the NHL’s 3-on-3 overtime format, the All-Star game has adapted to this new style of play.
Many experts believe that the new 3-on-3 format will lead to a more fast-paced and exciting game, as there will be more open ice for players to make plays. Additionally, the new format will also force players to be more defensively responsible, as they will be outnumbered on each rush.
It is still unclear how exactly the new All-Star Game will play out, but it is sure to be an exciting event for both fans and players alike.
What’s at stake for the All-Star teams
This year’s All-Star game will see some changes from previous years. For the first time since the 2009 format change, the All-Star game will not be a conference vs. conference match-up. Instead, the four teams will be drafted by two captains on January 24th. These captains were voted on by the fans and are currently the leading point-scorers in their respective conferences: Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Metropolitan) and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific).
How to watch the All-Star game
The game will start at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC in the United States and on Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.
If you’re looking for a more interactive experience, the NHL All-Star Skills Competition will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and NHL.com beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Lastly, if you’re hoping to catch up on all the action after the game has aired, NBC will have a replay available at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night.
All-Star game history
The annual National Hockey League All-Star game began in 1947, making it one of the oldest professional all-star games in North America The game has seen many format changes over the years, but the basic principle has always been to pit the league’s best players against each other in a showcase of skill.
The 2019 NHL All-Star Game will be held January 26th at the SAP Center in San Jose California. The game will follow a 3-on-3 tournament format, with four teams representing each of the NHL’s four divisions. The tournament will culminate in a final game between the two remaining teams.
Each team will be made up of 11 players: six forwards, three defensemen, and two goaltenders. The rosters will be announced January 10th. Fans will vote for the captain of each team; the rest of the roster will be selected by the league’s Hockey Operations department.
This year’s All-Star Game will feature some exciting changes to the format and rules. In addition to the 3-on-3 tournament, there will also be a skills competition and an Accuracy Shooting contest. The skills competition will have seven events: Puck Control Relay, Save Streak, Fastest Skater, Hardest Shot, Premier Passer, Passing Challenge and Breakaway Challenge. The Accuracy Shooting contest will replace the traditional Hardest Shot contest; instead of merely seeing who can shoot the puck fastest, participants will have to shoot for accuracy through a series of targets.
The 2019 NHL All-Star game promises to be an exciting event for both fans and players alike. Be sure to tune in on January 26th to catch all the action!
All-Star game FAQ
With the 2019 NHL All-Star Game just around the corner, fans are wondering what to expect from this year’s event. Here are some frequently asked questions that will help you get ready for the big game
What is the format of the event?
This year’s All-Star Game will feature a 3-on-3 tournament with four teams – one from each division. The teams will play 20-minute games in a round-robin style tournament, with the two teams with the best records advancing to the Championship game
Who is playing?
Each team will be made up of 11 players – six forwards, three defensemen, and two goalies. The rosters for each team will be announced closer to the event.
When is it?