Lightning coach experiences the day through his young son's eyes
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Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper is coaching the Atlantic Division in the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena on Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports), and is keeping a diary of his experiences throughout All-Star Weekend. In his second entry, Cooper talks about his seven-year-old son's reaction to seeing his favorite players, and how the day brought back memories of the Stanley Cup Final.
TAMPA -- Thank goodness for Amanda Kessel, and for good timing.
Fuzzy on the rules, strategy and approach to the Gatorade NHL Puck Control Relay, an event that contained new components from years past, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau barely caught the demonstration of the event by Kessel, a member of the U.S. Women's National Team and sister of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel.
TAMPA --Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals had already won the PPG NHL Hardest Shot event during the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Amalie Arena on Saturday before he took his second, final attempt.
TAMPA --Alex Pietrangelo had two simple objectives heading into the Dunkin' Donuts NHL Passing Challenge on Saturday.
The St. Louis Blues defenseman didn't want to start the first-time event at the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Amalie Arena. He wanted to follow Blues teammate Brayden Schenn so he'd know what time he would need to defeat him.
Oilers forward becomes first back-to-back winner with a time of 13.454
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TAMPA -- Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid became the first back-to-back winner in the history of the Enterprise NHL Fastest Skater event in the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Amalie Arena on Saturday.