The 2017 NHL All-Star Game weekend is now underway. Last night the league revealed the remainder of it’s NHL100 list; the 100 greatest NHL players of all time.
Tonight is the NHL skills competition, and will feature our new favourite Maple Leaf, Auston Matthews.
The All-Star Game is Sunday, and will use the format introduced last year. It’s a mini-tournament of 20 minute 3-on-3 hockey games, pitting divisions against at each other. The Atlantic division team will play against the Metropolitan team, then the Central division team will play the Pacific team. The winners of each game will face off for a final championship game.
Skills Competition coverage kicks off at 6:30PM EST Saturday on CBC. The actual competition beings at 7:00PM.
All-Star Game coverage begins on Sunday at 4:00PM EST on CBC.
You can also stream the All-Star Game on NHL GameCentre Live. You can access the matches on the schedule, like you would for any regular season game.
The teams are indeed competing for a US$1,000,000 prize.
Auston Matthews will play with the following Atlantic Division colleagues:
- Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay)
- Brad Marchand (Boston)
- Frans Nielsen (Detroit)
- Kyle Okposo (Buffalo)
- Vincent Trocheck (Florida)
- Victor Hedman (Tampa)
- Erik Karlsson (Ottawa)
- Shea Weber (Montreal)
- Carey Price (Montreal)
- Tuukka Rask (Boston)