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NHL picks Kings' Darryl Sutter, Predators' Peter Laviolette as coaches for All-Star game

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL has picked Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators and Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings as the head coaches for the All-Star Game in Columbus.

The league made the announcement Friday.

Laviolette was chosen because the Predators have the NHL's highest points percentage at .725, and Nashville still will hold that position going into the halfway point of the season Saturday. The Predators are 27-9-4 in Laviolette's first season, and this will be his second career All-Star appearance.

Sutter guided the Kings to the Stanley Cup champions last season. He will be making his All-Star coaching debut.

The All-Star game is Jan. 25.

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