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Top 10 NHL All-Star Weekend moments

'Rescuing' Stanley Cup, cheers for Boyle, Boeser's MVP among best memories from Tampa

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / Staff Writer

TAMPA -- The 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend featured pirates in puffy shirts and beads, emotional ovations, and spectacular plays by the game's top players.

Here are the top 10 moments, in chronological order, from a memorable weekend in Tampa.

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Skills Competition

Hedman equipment gag among sights, sounds from Skills Competition

Lightning defenseman plays part of staffer; Ovechkin warms up with 4-year-old

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

TAMPA -- Victor Hedman looked the part with a towel draped over his right shoulder as he sat on the bench. A teammate and a fellow countryman did their best to make him work, too.

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Short Shifts

Fleury wins save streak event while 'Frozen' ballad plays in background

In nod to daughters, goalie picked song he thought was appropriate @NHLdotcom

Fleury's impressive save streak

Save Streak: Fleury wins with 14 straight saves

Marc-Andre Fleury turns away 14 consecutive shots and makes several impressive saves along the way to win the GEICO NHL Save Streak

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Marc-Andre Fleury was stone cold to potential scorers when he won the 2018 GEICO NHL Save Streak on Saturday.

And he froze out the skaters with a little "Frozen."

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All-Star Game

All-Star Game diary: Jon Cooper

Lightning coach experiences the day through his young son's eyes

by Jon Cooper / Special to

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.

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Short Shifts

Karlsson takes hands-on approach in puck control challenge

Senators defenseman tries to execute different strategy during event @NHLdotcom

Karlsson's Puck Control Relay

Puck Control Relay: Karlsson picks up puck on relay

Erik Karlsson takes on the obstacle course to show off his skills in the All-Star Puck Control Relay and finishes in 37.4 seconds

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Erik Karlsson started his day as a pirate, then he finished up trying to commandeer the Gatorade NHL Puck Control Relay title.

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Skills Competition

Gaudreau wins puck control relay at Skills Competition

Flames forward finishes with time of 24.650

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

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.

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Skills Competition

Ovechkin wins hardest shot at Skills Competition

Capitals forward surprises self by reaching 101.3 mph

by Bill Price @BillPriceNHL / Editor-in-Chief

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.

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Skills Competition

Pietrangelo wins passing challenge at Skills Competition

Blues defenseman completes event in 46.610 seconds

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

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.

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Skills Competition

McDavid wins fastest skater at Skills Competition

Oilers forward becomes first back-to-back winner with a time of 13.454

by Corey Long / Correspondent

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.

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Skills Competition

Boeser wins accuracy shooting at Skills Competition

Canucks forward completes event in 11.136 seconds

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

TAMPA -- Steady as a Brock? Not quite.

"I definitely had nerves coming into it," Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser said. "My hands were sweating a little bit."

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