The home fans are certainly getting what they came for.
Team Staal, captained by Eric Staal
and populated with all the Carolina players in the All-Star Game -- Staal, goalie Cam Ward
and Jeff Skinner
-- is dominating early. Team Staal holds a 4-0 lead just eight minutes into the contest. Alex Ovechkin
, Paul Stastny
, Patrik Elias
and Claude Giroux
have the goals.
Ward is also dishing dirt on teammate Skinner, reveling that the 18-year-old rookie -- who looks like pop star Justin Bieber -- has been asked to several proms in the area.
The Carolina goalie is also giving the announcers the gears becuase they just mentioned that he hasn't allowed a goal yet, usually seen as a bad show of form by superstitious goalies.