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G Series Skills Challenge Relay

Saturday, 01.29.2011 / 8:17 PM

By Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor / Blogging the Honda SuperSkills

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G Series Skills Challenge Relay
Team Staal opened the brand-new G Series Skills Relay Competition with a time of 2:18. Boston's Zdeno Chara, Carolina's Eric Staal and Vancouver's Daniel Sedin did the one-timers before San Jose's Dan Boyle served as the passing expert at center ice. Then it was Buffalo's Tyler Ennis doing the stickhandling relay before Paul Stastny did the puck-possession relay. Corey Perry finished with the accuracy shooting portion.

Team Staal's initial time did not stand long, as Team Lidstrom's first team beat it by nine seconds, thanks in part to Chicago's Jonathan Toews, who hit the four targets in just five shots to make up some serious time. Nicklas  Lidstrom, Brad Richards and Loui Eriksson did the one-timers before Henrik Sedin did the passing and Martin St. Louis and Matt Duchene handled the relays.

Team Staal couldn't beat that time with its second team, which finished with a time of 2:30 when problems with one-timers from Kris Letang, Mike Green and Claude Giroux, who hit three posts, got the attempt off to a slow start

Team Lidstrom could not make up significant ground, however, when its second entry struggled in the relay portions to finish with a time of 2:33 and end up in third place. With five points in the event, Team Lidstrom now trails by 10 points, 21-11.
Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6