ST. LOUIS - The stage is set for the highlight of 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend: The All-Star Game, which pits the league's four divisions against one another in a 3-on-3 tournament.
Jaccob Slavin and the Metropolitan Division will face off with the Atlantic Division in the first semifinal on Saturday night. The winner in the East draws the winner of Central vs. Pacific in the final with a $1 million cash prize on the line and the Metro looking to defend their title from a year ago.
"Just seeing and being around so many great players. Some of the alumni from the Blues that got to come out, that was pretty special to see," Slavin said of the weekend thus far. "Just having the family in the stands from my wife's side and my side, a lot of family time this week. It's been awesome."
Slavin is riding the high of finishing with the top time in Accuracy Shooting in All-Star Skills on Friday night. The Carolina Hurricanes' defenseman successfully hit all five targets in 9.505 seconds, just the second player to complete the event in under 10 seconds since it became a timed challenge in 2011.
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"I'll take it," Slavin smiled. "Eric Staal, I was sitting next to him, and he said he was doing it a little bit this morning. He was just like, 'Just shoot them as fast as you can. Don't worry about if you miss or whatever.' So, that's what I tried to do."
The 2020 NHL All-Star Game will be broadcast on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.
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