The 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend is right here.
The 2-day occasion at Las Vegas’ T-Cell Area begins at 7:30 pm Friday with the abilities competitors portion of the occasion earlier than the sport itself — actually three video games tournament-style — happen beginning at 3 pm Saturday. The talents competitions might be televised on ESPN, whereas the All-Star Recreation is being broadcast on ABC.
Two Florida Panthers might be in Vegas for the festivities. Winger Jonathan Huberdeau, who entered the break main the NHL in factors (64) and assists (47), is Florida’s lone participant consultant. Interim coach Andrew Brunette will coach the Atlantic Division crew on Saturday.
“It is going to be a singular expertise,” Brunette mentioned. “I am trying ahead to it. Wanting ahead to seeing Huby on the market and simply attempt to benefit from the weekend.”
The All-Star Recreation format consists of a three-game event pitting the NHL’s 4 divisions — Metropolitan, Atlantic, Central and Pacific — in opposition to one another. Every crew has 11 gamers, 9 skaters and two goaltenders.
The video games might be 20-minute three-on-three contests, the identical format the NHL has used for the All-Star Recreation since 2016. There might be a short intermission after 10 minutes, and video games tied on the finish of 20 minutes will go to a shootout. The winner of every semifinal advances to the finals, and the general profitable crew splits a prize pool of $1 million.
“It is going to be enjoyable,” Huberdeau mentioned, “particularly it being in Vegas. It is most likely going to be a giant present. My household and a variety of mates are coming, so it’s going to be a superb time seeing another guys from across the league — and the sport is all the time enjoyable, too.”
Along with the sport, the NHL additionally has a abilities competitors day on Friday, with seven totally different occasions happening all through the evening. These occasions:
Breakaway Problem: A panel of judges charge gamers shot makes an attempt on breakaways.
Fountain Faceoff: Going down on Vegas’ Bellagio Fountains, gamers must efficiently shoot pucks into 5 targets. Huberdeau is competing on this occasion.
Save streak: Goaltenders face all of the opposing skaters in a marathon shootout. The goaltender with the longest save streak wins. Ought to there be a tie, the goaltender with probably the most complete saves wins.
Hardest shot: Skaters shoot a puck from 30 ft away from the web. Whoever information the quickest pace wins.
Accuracy capturing: Skaters shoot pucks at targets connected to every nook of the goalpost after receiving passes from fellow skaters behind the web. Whoever efficiently hits all 4 targets within the least period of time wins.
Las Vegas NHL 21 in ’22: Blackjack meets hockey. A full deck of outsized playing cards will hand on a rack on Las Vegas Boulevard. Shooters will fireplace pucks on the playing cards, making an attempt to realize a hand of 21 within the least variety of pictures. The primary participant to win two rounds is deemed “Puck Shark.”
Quickest skater: Skaters make one lap across the T-Cell Area rink. Quickest time wins.
This story was initially revealed February 3, 2022 11:49 AM.