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Auston Matthews will represent the Toronto Maple Leafs today at the NHL All-Star Game in Tampa.

2018 NHL All-Star - Media Day Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The NHL All-Star Game is today and we’re all excited to see Auston Matthews do his thing in Tampa. The format is similar to last year, with division matches, and then a final. It all starts on the ice at 4:00 PM EDT. Some stations have pre-game shows before that.

The games will be on CBC and Sportsnet in Canada. You can also stream the games on Rogers NHL Live if you are a subscriber. In the USA the games will be on NBC.

Poor Arvind signed up to recap the Skills Competition last night. You know, the event where most players have clearly had a few drinks and are thinking more about what’s going to happen later in the evening than the task at hand.

Skills Competition Recap: I regret signing up for this - Arvind
This was an event that had hockey, at times

The AHL All-Star Game festivities start tonight with their much more fan friendly skill competition, but the Marlies squeezed in one last big win before the start of the break, defeating the Syracuse Crunch 4-1.

Check out this hilarious goal by Andreas Johnsson.

I don’t know what Louis Domingue was thinking there, but, thanks.

ICYMI

The NHL All Star Game should be played in Europe - Janik Beichler
If the NHL wants to build an audience in Europe, why not use the best players?

Kapanen is back on the Marlies but Johnsson is going to the All-Star Game - Katya
It all makes sense. I’m sure of it.

Recap: Clock runs out on the Amerks as the Marlies win 2-0 - Me
The Marlies remain at the top of the AHL standings.

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What does this even mean? Here’s a full 25 minutes of Bettman blabbing about the state of the NHL union.