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2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition Results

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche

Event descriptions and results

Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater™

Four players from each team will test their speed, facing off against an opponent in a two-skater race. The race track for the head-to-head match-ups is the border of the rink split in half lengthways. Timing devices will record each skater to determine the winner of each match. If a race ends in a tie, each of the teams will be awarded one point. The skater with the fastest time in the head-to-head match-ups will skate a full lap of the outside border of the rink, in the direction of their choosing, in an attempt to break Mike Gartner's record (13.386). If, at the completion of the event, two skaters are tied for the fastest overall time, both skaters will skate a full lap of the rink in an attempt to break the historical best record.

Points Available: 6 - The winner of each match-up scores one point; the team with the fastest skater scores a bonus point; if the fastest skater is successful in breaking Mike Gartner's record an additional bonus point will be awarded.



Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings / 12.894

Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets / 13.634

Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators / 14.630

Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins / 14.081


Roman Josi, Nashville Predators / 13.527

Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche / 14.026

Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers / 13.654

Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets / 14.203

Score through first event: East 5, West 1

Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge™

Fans will have two opportunities to exercise their vote in the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge™. While five spots will be determined by team captains, one guaranteed spot in this event will be determined by the fans, who will vote on Twitter as part of the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge™ Fan Vote campaign.

The eligible candidates are forwards Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche, Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings and Brandon Saad of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Fans can vote via Twitter for their favorite eligible player by including his hashtag - #NHLBreakawayDuchene, #NHLBreakawayLarkin or #NHLBreakawaySaad. Voting will open on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 12 p.m. ET and close on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. ET.

Each team will provide one goalie to participate in this challenge. Each shooter will attempt two shots, and teams will alternate after each shot. Style, creativity, and flair are encouraged. NHL penalty shot rules do not apply.

As soon as the last competitor completes his routine, fans in-arena and watching on television in the U.S. and Canada will get another opportunity to make their case on Twitter by casting their vote using the hashtag that corresponds to the player of their choice. The shooter with the highest fan vote will be crowned the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge™ winner and score one point for his team.

Points Available: 1 - The shooter with the highest percentage of fan votes scores one point.



Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals

P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens

Goalie: Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils


James Neal, Nashville Predators

Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche

Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks

Goalie: Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Subban wins with 31% of fan vote

Score through two events: East 7, West 1

DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting™

Four shooters from each team will participate, with two additional players serving as passers. This event will consist of four head-to-head match-ups, with one shooter from each team per round. The goal is to hit four 15-inch diameter targets located in each corner of the net. The teams will be situated at opposite ends of the rink, and will alternate attempts. The first shooter to hit all four targets wins.

Points Available: 5 - The winner of each match-up scores one point; the player who hits all four targets in the fastest time scores the bonus point.


East shooters:

John Tavares, New York Islanders / 12.294

Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins / 23.362

Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers / 17.254

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins / 16.179

East passers: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals; Jaromir Jagr, Florida Panthers

West shooters:

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks / 20.000

Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks / 14.088

Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks / 13.771

Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars / 16.664

West passers: Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

Tavares wins event

Score through three events: East 9, West 3

Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™

This timed relay event - involving 14 skaters and two goalies from each team - will consist of four relays with five challenges each: One Timers, with three shooters and one passer per team; Passing, with one passer per team; Puck Control, with one skater per team; Stick-Handling, with one skater per team; and Goalie Goals, with one goalie per team.

Each skill must be completed before moving on to the next challenge with the exception of one timers, passing and goalie goals in which a maximum of forty-five seconds will be allocated. The goal is to finish all five challenges faster than the opponent.

Points Available: 3 - The team with the fastest time in each heat scores one point; the team with the fastest overall time scores one bonus point.



One-timer right shooters: Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers; Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators;

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

One-timer passers: Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

Mini-net passer: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

Puck control relay: Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes

Stick Handling: Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

Goalie Goals: Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

One-timer left shooters: Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers; Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs; Ryan O'Reilly, Buffalo Sabres

One-timer passer: Jaromir Jagr, Florida Panthers

Mini-net passer: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals

Puck Control relay: Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins

Stick handling: Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings

Goalie Goals: Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning

East time (Heat 1): 1:38.41

East time (Heat 2): 1:44.47


One-timer right shooters: Shea Weber, Nashville Predators; Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

One-timer passers: Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers

Mini-net passer: Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Puck control relay: Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

Stick Handling: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Goalie Goals: Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

One-timer left shooters: Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames; James Neal, Nashville Predators;

Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

One-timer passer: Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche

Mini-net passer: Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

Puck Control relay: Roman Josi, Nashville Predators

Stick handling: Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars

Goalie Goals: Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild

West time (Heat 1): 2:15.47

West time (Heat 2): 1:27.69

West wins event

Score through four events: East 10, West 5

AMP Energy NHL Hardest Shot™

Four shooters from each team will test their slap shot skill in a head-to-head match-up. Each player will attempt two shots, with teams alternating after each player. One puck will be placed 30 feet from the center of the net. Each shot will be calculated in miles per hour (mph), with the highest speed of their two shots recorded.

Points Available: 5 - The winner of each match-up scores one point; the team with the player who has the fastest speed scores one bonus point.



Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers / 93.4 MPH

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins / 97.0 MPH

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning / 103.9 MPH

P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens / 102.3 MPH


Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets / 99.6 MPH

Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars / 95.0 MPH

John Scott / 95.9 MPH

Shea Weber, Nashville Predators / 108.1 MPH

Weber wins event

Score through five events: East 12, West 8

Discover NHL Shootout™

18 skaters and three goaltenders from each team will participate in the three-round shootout. During each two-minute round, six skaters and one goalie from each team will take the ice. Teams will alternate after each shot with each player having a maximum of 10 seconds to take a shot. Players one and three from each team will be designated Discover puck players, each goal scored by these players will count as two points. NHL shootout rules apply to each scoring attempt.

Points Available: 1 point for every goal scored; 2 points for every goal scored with a Discover puck.


Shootout Round 1:

East: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins; Jaromir Jagr, Florida Panthers; P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens; Ryan O'Reilly, Buffalo Sabres; Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs; Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers; Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers / Total goals: 8

West: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks; Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche, Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks; Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames; Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues; Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks; Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild / Total goals: 0

Shootout Round 2:

East: Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins; Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals; Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning; Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals; Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers; Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes; Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals / Total goals: 9

West: Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks; Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers; Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars; James Neal, Nashville Predators; Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames; Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets; John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks / Total goals: 2

Shootout Round 3:

East: Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers; Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings; John Tavares, New York Islanders; Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins; Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators; Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets; Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils / Total goals: 3

West: John Scott; Shea Weber, Nashville Predators; Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars; Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks; Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Roman Josi, Nashville Predators; Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators / Total goals: 2

East wins event

Final event score: East 29, West 12

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