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McLellan, Tortorella to coach All-Star teams

Monday, 01.09.2012 / 10:12 PM / 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game

By Dave Lozo - NHL.com Staff Writer

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McLellan, Tortorella to coach All-Star teams
The Western Conference's coaching representative will be decided at the conclusion of Monday's games.
With the Florida Panthers earning a 2-1 victory against the Vancouver Canucks at the BankAtlantic Center on Monday night, San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has earned a spot at the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa.

Because the Canucks lost in regulation, McLellan edged out Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault for the final coaching spot in the All-Star Game. McLellan would have also gotten the job had Vancouver lost in overtime.

The spot is determined by which team has the greatest points percentage in the Western Conference through Monday's games. Rangers coach John Tortorella wrapped up the Eastern Conference's spot Friday.

Boston's Claude Julien is guaranteed a spot by virtue of the Bruins winning the Stanley Cup in 2011. Julien will be joined by his assistants in Boston, while Tortorella and McLellan will coach the other team.

Last season, a coin flip decided the team assignments for the coaches.

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