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All-Star: The new 'Four Line Challenge' explained

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. PT on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada

by LA Kings @LAKings / NHL

NHL All-Star weekend is only a few sleeps away, and today the NHL unveiled the brand new competition coming to STAPLES Center on Saturday night during the Skillz Competition.

It's called the "Four Line Challenge" and right now you can tweet #NHL4LINEDOUGHTY to guarentee his spot in the competition.

 

Tweet from @NHL: Which player do you want to see in the @Honda NHL Four Line Challenge? Vote, and then vote again to guarantee his spot. pic.twitter.com/IFb2knRA9Y

 

But what is it? Take the 'Score-O' game where a fan stands at center ice and tries to shoot a puck through a small hole in the net.

Tweet from @umichhockey: Tonight's Michigan Score-O insanity:Legends & 1996 champs @mturco35, @7bmo & Mike Legg all ������ @Buccigross #SCTop10 https://t.co/MR2w1ICb7A

 

then add the best hockey players in the world.

Tweet from @NHL: Here is how the skill will work: pic.twitter.com/eF83DKKSSa

 

 

Still have questions? Here are the official rules from the NHL -

 

Participants
▪ 4 shooters from each team
▪ Order of shooters - Metropolitan, Central, Atlantic, Pacific
   
Points

▪ One point available
▪ Team with most points at end of event scores one point

Procedure / Rules
▪ All four teams' shooters will complete their shots before moving to the next shot position.
▪ The first shooter from each team takes two shots from the near blue line in an attempt to score goals in either the upper left or upper right corner of the net. Successful shots score one point for their team.
▪ The second shooter from each team takes two shots from centre ice in an attempt to score goals in one of the four corners of the net. Successful shots in the lower corners score one point and successful shots in the upper corners score three points for their team.
▪  The third shooter from each team takes two shots from the far blue line in an attempt to score a goal in one of the four corners of the net or the five hole. Successful shots in the lower corners or five hole score one point and successful shots in the upper corners score five points for their team.
▪ The fourth shooter from each team takes two shots from the far goal line in an attempt to score a goal in the five hole. Successful shots score ten points for their team.
▪ Captains can substitute the fourth shooter with a goalie. A successful shot by a goalie is awarded twenty points for their team.

Tie Situation
▪ If the event ends in a tie, all teams tied will be awarded a point.  

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