Team Staal opened the brand-new G Series Skills Relay Competition with a time of 2:18. Boston's Zdeno Chara
, Carolina's Eric Staal
and Vancouver's Daniel Sedin
did the one-timers before San Jose's Dan Boyle
served as the passing expert at center ice. Then it was Buffalo's Tyler Ennis
doing the stickhandling relay before Paul Stastny
did the puck-possession relay. Corey Perry
finished with the accuracy shooting portion.
Team Staal's initial time did not stand long, as Team Lidstrom's first team beat it by nine seconds, thanks in part to Chicago's Jonathan Toews
, who hit the four targets in just five shots to make up some serious time. Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Richards
and Loui Eriksson
did the one-timers before Henrik Sedin
did the passing and Martin St. Louis
and Matt Duchene
handled the relays.
Team Staal couldn't beat that time with its second team, which finished with a time of 2:30 when problems with one-timers from Kris Letang
, Mike Green
and Claude Giroux
, who hit three posts, got the attempt off to a slow start
Team Lidstrom could not make up significant ground, however, when its second entry struggled in the relay portions to finish with a time of 2:33 and end up in third place. With five points in the event, Team Lidstrom now trails by 10 points, 21-11.