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All-Star: Raleighwood to Hollywood

Faulk arrives in LA for All-Star Weekend

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes /

LOS ANGELES - It was an early wake-up call on Friday morning for defenseman Justin Faulk and our team, who were catching a cross-country flight from RDU to LAX as the sun was rising in Raleigh.

Tweet from @MSmithCanes: RDU (Raleighwood) ������ LAX (Hollywood)#NHLAllStar

Thanks to the magic of traversing west across time zones, the more than five-hour flight put us in Los Angeles before noon. From there, we made our way to our downtown LA hotels to take care of a few procedural items before hitting LA Live, the plaza area surrounding Staples Center, with Faulk for a little video fun.

Fans trickled by during the interview, and in a little man-on-the-street-style surprise, Faulk helped some young hockey fans gear up with some more Hurricanes-friendly clothing.

Video: On the Streets of LA: Raleighwood goes Hollywood

For more All-Star sights in and around Los Angeles, check out the quick video below.

Video: All-Star: Sights of Los Angeles

On Friday night, the NHL will reveal its full list of top 100 players of all time. Stay tuned for that plus plenty more coverage from NHL All-Star Weekend, including Saturday's skills competition and Sunday's 3-on-3 tournament, live in Los Angeles.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: #NHLAllStar @JustinFaulk27 is in #LA!#Raleighwood #Hollywood #Redvolution

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