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Schneider makes 10 saves in All-Star debut

by Dan Rosen / New Jersey Devils

NASHVILLE -- Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang with a left-pad save on a breakaway in the final minute of a 4-3 win for the Atlantic Division against the Metropolitan Division in the first semifinal game of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday.

The Atlantic Division advanced to face the winner of the semifinal game between the Central and Pacific Divisions.

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban's goal at 15:22 was the difference.

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson and Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr and defenseman Aaron Ekblad also scored for the Atlantic Division. Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin had three assists.

Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo and Bishop combined for 19 saves. Luongo made saves on eight of 10 shots in 10 minutes. Bishop played the final 10 minutes and stopped 11 of 12 shots.

Letang, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov and Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored for the Metropolitan Division. Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made eight saves in his 10 minutes. New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider, who played the final 10 minutes, made 10 saves.

Subban scored the winner off a pass from Larkin. Schneider couldn't get over in time to stop Subban, who had an open net for an in-close one-timer.

Ekblad's redirection goal from the right post off a pass from Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly at 12:52 tied it 3-3.

Malkin scored at 10:25 -- 25 seconds into play after the teams took a five-minute break -- to give the Metropolitan Division a 3-2 lead.

Malkin, clearly cherry-picking at the red line, benefited when Schneider made a save and moved it to Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Saad, who saw Malkin hanging alone at center ice.

He tried a little razzle dazzle by attempting to lift the puck to himself, but he couldn't do it. He scored on Bishop with his backhand before Jagr could get to him on the backcheck.

Letang got the Metropolitan Division on the board first with a glove-side shot into the top right corner from the right circle 61 seconds in the game.

Malkin got him the puck and then took Larkin out of the play by knocking him down. It could have been an interference, but it wasn't called.

Karlsson answered at 3:47 of the first period with a snap shot through Holtby's five-hole from between the circles.

Kuznetsov gave the Metropolitan Division the lead back 29 seconds later. He got the puck from Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk on the right side, carried the puck through the slot, and whipped a shot past Luongo at 4:16.

Luongo responded with back-to-back pad saves before Holtby started to steal the show for a while.

Holtby denied Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron with a pad save and stoned Ekblad on a breakaway before lining up properly to get hit with a hard slap shot from Subban in the NHL logo on his chest.

Luongo responded again with a cat-like glove save on Malkin's one-timer from the left circle with 45.9 seconds remaining in the first period. Jagr scored on a breakaway eight seconds later to tie it 2-2.

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