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2015 ALL-STAR BLOG

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers


As All-Star Weekend comes to a close, Jake Voracek and his Team Toews take the 17-12 victory over Claude Giroux and Team Foligno.

With his six-point night (3G, 3A), Jake Voracek tied the record for the most points scored in an NHL All-Star Game, set by Mario Lemieux in 1988. Giroux also had an offensive spark tonight, posting two points for Team Foligno (1 G, 1A). Together, the two teams set a new NHL record with 29 goals. Click here for the full recap.

Watch all the Flyers goals below...




The Flyers have returned to Nationwide Arena for tonight's NHL All-Star Game. Puck drops at 5pm on NBCSN.

G's checking out the goods for #TeamFoligno with just under 2 hours to go until game time. #NHLAllStar

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Being a #NHLAllStar is hard work. Jake gets signing out of the way before suiting up for #TeamToews.

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Giroux will represent Team Foligno, while Voracek will be on the visitors' side with Team Toews. Check out the full rosters below...

For the latest news on all the All-Stars, click here.


The 2015 NHL All-Star Skills Competition wrapped up with Team Foligno taking home the 25-19 win. Claude Giroux posted a strong showing in the victory, in both the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge and the Discover NHL Shootout.

However, the story of the night was Jake Voracek's Breakaway Challenge effort, inspired by hometown favorite and eventual winner, Ryan Johansen. Watch both below...



However, Voracek declined to take credit for the stroke of genius, later telling media, "To be honest it was Ryan Suter's idea. I thought it was a good idea so I went with it."

Click here for tonight's full results.

Both Voracek and Giroux will be back at it tomorrow with their respective teams. The NHL All-Star Game begins at 5 p.m. on NBCSN.


The participants have been slotted for tonight's NHL All-Star Skills Competition. The All-Stars and rookies will take part in six competitions: Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater, Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge, DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting, Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay, AMP NHL Hardest Shot, and Discover NHL Shootout.

Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek will face off twice tonight: Once in the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge, and again in the Discover NHL Shootout. Voracek has also been tapped to lend his talent in the Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay. Click here for the full lineup.

Tune in at 7pm on NBCSN to see who comes out on top!



The All-Stars arrived on the NHL Red Carpet in style, ahead of tonight's Skills Competition.

The #NHLAllStar Red Carpet is about to begin, but first, autographs.

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Now that's an intro. Welcome back, Jake! #NHLAllStar

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Check out the scene at the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft as teammates become opponents. For the full gallery, click here.





With their 3rd pick, Team Toews selected the NHL's leading scorer Jake Voracek. And with their 7th pick, Team Foligno selected Claude Giroux. For the first time since 2011, Voracek and Giroux will be adversaries.

"It would have been fun to play together, but against each other, obviously it's going to be fun too. He did get drafted before me, but at the end of the day, it's about winning the game. And I'm pretty sure we'll be able to win this game." - Claude Giroux

"I know we'll play with some jam." - Jake Voracek


  

See what your Flyers had to say in Kevin Weekes' Media Day round-up...




As the NHL All-Star Weekend ramps up, here are the five things you need to know about all the festivities, so you don't miss a thing...

1. STAR STRUCK
Flyers fans will see captain Claude Giroux in his third All-Star game, and his linemate Jakub Voracek in his first ever All-Star appearance… Voracek leads all players in scoring with 56 points in 48 games, while Giroux is tied for third in the NHL with 51 points - Giroux leads all NHL players in scoring since the start of the 2011-12 season, recording 277 points in 254 games.

2. THE DRAFT
On Friday night, Giroux and Voracek will go through a “Fantasy Draft” to determine which team they are on… The 42 All-Stars will be chosen for each team by two “captains”… Nick Foligno of the Blue Jackets and Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks will selected their teams for the Skills Competition and All-Star Game… A puck will be flipped to determine which team is awarded the first overall selection and teams will alternately draft the 36 remaining All-Stars through 18 rounds… Three goaltenders must be chosen by Round 10 and six defensemen by Round 15… One trade per team is allowed. 

3. TOGETHER OR SEPARATE?
The Draft will determine if Giroux will be friends or enemies in the All-Star competition…  In the first two years of the current format, Flyers have gone against each other on both occasions: In 2011, Claude Giroux was drafted in Round 13 and Danny Briere was drafted in Round 6 on opposite teams… In 2012, Giroux was taken in Round 4 and Kimmo Timonen in Round 5 on different squads, while Giroux was joined with Scott Hartnell, who was drafted 34th overall.

4. THEY GOT SKILLS
Giroux and Voracek will show off their skills on Saturday night… The captains of each team will determine which players will participate in the six events, with at least one player participating in one event, which are:
· Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater
· Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge
· DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting
· Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay
· AMP NHL Hardest Shot
· Discover NHL Shootout

5. WHERE & WHEN TO WATCH
Fans can watch the Fantasy Draft on Friday Night beginning at 8 p.m on NBC Sports Network… The Skills Competition will take place on Saturday, which can be viewed live at 7 p.m. on NBCSN, while the game itself will take place on Sunday at 5 p.m. on NBCSN.




Welcome to Columbus! Flyers All-Stars Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek have arrived for 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend. Before tonight's Fantasy Draft, the players must make the rounds through media day.


 
Here's a glimpse of what else Giroux and Voracek had to say as the All-Star events get underway...

"I'm glad to be back here. I don't think I realized how beautiful Columbus is.

"But I was fortunate enough to meet new, great players when I got traded [to Philadelphia from Columbus], and have a new, great organization. Everything changed for me. Philadelphia's my second home now. I'm very happy there and I've spent four years already there. So it's been a good run." -Voracek

"I used to watch the All-Star Game every year. Growing up, it was a good event and I really enjoyed the Skills Competition part of it the most. When I was a kid, I never thought I'd be able to have a chance to be in this event. I just wanted to make it to the NHL. So to be here, it's pretty special." -Giroux

The multitalented Claude Giroux takes his turn in front the cameras, en français. #NHLAllStar

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Claude and Jake have some fun with the Twitter Birdhouse as #NHLAllStar Media Day continues.

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Stay tuned for more news and behind-the-scenes access as the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend continues.
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