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RNH helps Team Foligno to a win in the Skills Competition

by NHL Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition format, scoring & rules


Events:

1) Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater
2) Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge
3) DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting
4) Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay
5) Amp NHL Hardest Shot
6) Discover NHL Shootout

Competition Rules & Regulations

Decision Process

* The referee shall make all necessary rulings regarding the skills competition events.

* Prior to the competition the team captains will determine which players are participating in which event and order of participation.

* For Breakaway Challenge, fans select 1 player to participate via Twitter during the week of January 19th.

* Tie Situation -- Captains participate in a shootout if the competition ends in a tie. Captains chose their Goalie.


EVENT 1



Participants
* Four skaters from each team

Points
  • * Five points available
  • * Winner of each match up scores one point
  • * The team with the player who has the fastest time scores one bonus point

Procedure / Rules
  • * The contest consists of four races, (two players skating at one time).
  • * One skater from each team is positioned side by side on the start line, both skaters race towards the same end zone, both turn outward, skate to the opposite end zone, turn back and skate past centre ice to the finish line.
  • * The winner of each match is the skater with the fastest time as recorded by the timing devices.
  • In case of a clock malfunction, the official time will be recorded by the referee’s stopwatch.

Tie Situation
  • * If a race ends in a tie, each of the teams will be awarded a point.  If at the completion of the event the skaters who tied have the fastest overall time then the skaters will race again to determine which team receives the bonus point.

Event scoresheet

TEAM FOLIGNO
Skater Time
1. P. Kessel  13.596
2. J. Drouin  13.103
3. J. Sekac  13.683
4. Z. Girgensons  14.101
   
TEAM TOEWS
Skater Time
1. T. Seguin  13.631
2. M. Hoffman  13.163
3. A. Ekblad  14.048
4. V. Tarasenko  14.386
   
Winner: Jonathan Drouin
 
 
Score after this event Team Foligno: 5
Team Toews: 0



EVENT 2



Participants

  • * Three shooters & one goalie from each team


Points
  • * One point available
  • * Shooter with highest percentage of Fan votes scores one point

Procedure / Rules
  • * Shooters can start their routine from anywhere in the neutral zone and have full access to the offensive Zone, including behind the net. (NHL penalty shot rules do not apply)
  • * Each skater will attempt three shots.
  • * Players alternate after each skater attempts one shot.
  • * The in-arena and television audiences will vote via Twitter for their choice of winner.


Event scoresheet

TEAM FOLIGNO
Shooter Fan vote %
1. A. Ovechkin 6.4%
2. C. Giroux 18.6%
3. R. Johansen 44.3%
Goalie: B. Elliott  
TEAM TOEWS
1. V. Tarasenko 12.2%
2. J. Voracek 6.5%
3. J. Gaudreau 11.9%
Goalie: C. Crawford  
   
Winner:  R. Johansen
 
 
Score after this event Team Foligno: 6
Team Toews: 0


EVENT 3



Participants

  • * Four players from each team compete
  • * Two passers from each team

Points
  • * Five points available
  • * Winner of each match up scores one point
  • * The team with the player who has the fastest time scores one bonus point

Procedure / Rules
  • * Four head-to-head matches featuring one shooter from each team.
  • * Four destructible styrofoam targets 15 inches in diameter are attached to the goal posts, one target in each corner.
  • * Two players, one on each side of the net, alternately pass pucks to a shooter positioned 25 feet out from the goal line.
  • * Shooters compete at opposite ends of the rink, alternating attempts.
  • * The shooter who hits all four targets in the least amount of time wins the match.
  • * Any contact of a target by a puck that is shot is scored as a hit.

Tie Situation
  • * If a match up ends in a tie, each of the teams will be awarded a point.  If at the completion of the event the players who tied have the fastest overall time then the players will compete again to determine which team receives the bonus point.


Event scoresheet

Qualifying Round 
TEAM FOLIGNO TEAM TOEWS
Shooter Total Time Shooter Total Time
1. B. Ryan  30.914 1. R. Getzlaf  14.105
2. N. Foligno  13.674 2. P. Bergeron  17.038
3. R. Vrbata  22.141 3. J. Tavares  26.122
4. P. Kane  13.529 4. J. Toews  16.307
Passer   Passer  
1. R. Nugent-Hopkins  --- 1. R. Nash  ---
2. A. Kopitar  --- 2. P. Elias  ---
 
Winner: Patrick Kane
 
Score after this event Team Foligno: 10
Team Toews: 1


EVENT 4



Participants

  • * 14 skaters & two goalies from each team


Points
  • * Three points available
  • * Fastest time in each heat scores one point
  • * The team with the fastest overall time scores one bonus point

Procedure / Rules

* Event consist of 4 relays with the following skills;
  •   One timers -- three shooters, 1 passer (Each shooter must score two goals)
  •   Passing -- one passer (Passer must complete a pass into each of the four nets)
  •   Puck Control Relay -- one skater (Skater with puck skates through a series of cones)
  •   Stick Handling -- one skater (Skater controls puck through a series of pucks)
  •   Goalie Goals -- one goalie (Goalie must score two goals)
* For one of the relay's the one timer shooters must be lefties and for the other relay they must be righties
* Each skill must be completed before moving on to the next skill. Referee whistles/signals start of next skill
* This is a timed event, with the fastest time winning.

Tie Situation
  • * If both teams in the same heat have the same fastest time, each team will be awarded a point.  If at the completion of the event the heat, which recorded a tie, is the fastest overall time then both teams will be awarded a bonus point.


Event scoresheet

TEAM FOLIGNO   TEAM TOEWS
RELAY 1 RELAY 1
Skater Skill/Position Skater
D. Doughty One-timer (RH) S. Weber
R. Johansen One-timer (RH) J. Faulk
S. Stamkos One-timer (RH) T. Seguin
B. Burns One-timer (Pass) R. Getzlaf
A. Kopitar Mini net passer J. Tavares
K. Shattenkirk Puck control J. Gaudreau
P. Kane Stick handling M. Hoffman
C. Price Goalie goals J. Halak
 
Total time: 1:37.979   Total time: 2:06.262
 
TEAM FOLIGNO   TEAM TOEWS
RELAY 2 RELAY 2
Skater Skill/Position Skater
Z. Girgensons One-timer (LH) M. Giordano
D. Keith One-timer (LH) R. Suter
N. Foligno One-timer (LH) J. Voracek
J. Sekac One-timer (Pass) P. Bergeron
R. Nugent-Hopkins Mini net passer T. Johnson *
D. Doughty Puck control V. Tarasenko
O. Ekman-Larsson Stick handling F. Forsberg
M. Fleury Goalie Goals R. Luongo
 
Total time: 2:19.793
Total time: 1:38.789
 
Winner: 
 
Score after this event Team Foligno: 12
Team Toews: 2

EVENT 5



Participants

  • * Four players from each team

Points
  • * Five points available
  • * Winner of each match up scores one point
  • * The team with the player who has the fastest speed scores one bonus point

Procedure / Rules
  • * Four head-to-head matches featuring one shooter from each team.
  • * Players alternate shots. Two attempts for each player.
  • * A single puck is positioned on the ice 30 feet from the center of the goal. A player, starting no further than the nearest blue line, may skate towards the puck and shoot it from its positioned spot into the goal. The highest recorded shot (in mph) of two attempts will be scored.
  • * Shots must be on goal to be calculated and all shots are recorded by radar in miles per hour.
  • * If a puck enters the goal uncalculated due to a malfunction of the radar equipment, the shooter will be allowed an additional attempt.
  • * If player breaks his stick he will be given another attempt.

Tie Situation
  • * If a match up ends in a tie, each of the teams will be awarded a point.  If at the completion of the event the players who tied have the fastest overall speed then the players will compete again to determine which team receives the bonus point.


Event scoresheet

TEAM FOLIGNO   TEAM TOEWS  
Shooter MPH Shooter MPH
1. A. Ovechkin 101.4 1. B. Seabrook 98.6
2. B. Burns 97.6 2. A. Ekblad 95.3
3. S. Stamkos 98.8 3. J. Faulk 95.0
4. D. Byfuglien 97.3 4. S. Weber 108.5
 
Winner: Shea Weber
   
Score after this event Team Foligno: 15
Team Toews: 4


EVENT 6



Participants
* 21 Skaters and three goalies from each team.

Points
  • * Goals scored using game pucks count as one point
  • * Goals scored using a Discover Card puck count as two points

Procedure / Rules
  • * Event consists of three rounds
  • * Each round is two minutes
  • * Seven skaters and one goalie from each team participate in each round
  • * For each round the clock is set for two minutes, a goalie from each team is in their net and seven players from each team are lined up to face the opposing goalie
  • * Each round begins on the referees whistle and the first player to shoot is from the team that is trailing in overall competition points. If the score is tied the home team shoots first.
  • * Teams alternate shooting and each player has a maximum of 10 seconds to take a shot
  • * The seven participating players in each round continue rotation in a round until time runs out
  • * Every third puck put in to play will be a Discover Card puck
  • * Each scoring attempt is officiated in accordance with NHL shootout rules.

Event scoresheet

ELIMINATION ROUND 1
Team Foligno Team Toews
Skater Goal/Save/Miss Skater Goal/Save/Miss
A. Ovechkin Save, Goal P. Bergeron Save, Save
K. Shattenkirk Save, Miss M. Hoffman Goal, Save
P. Kane Save T. Seguin Goal
D. Byfuglien Goal A. Ekblad Goal
Z. Girgensons Save S. Weber Goal
N. Foligno Save V. Tarasenko Save
R. Nugent-Hopkins Save R. Suter Save
Goalie: B. Elliott --- Goalie: J. Halak ---
ELIMINATION ROUND 2
Skater Goal/Save/Miss Skater Goal/Save/Miss
J. Drouin Save, Goal J. Faulk Save, Save
O. Ekman-Larsson Goal, Goal J. Gaudreau Save, Save
B. Burns Save, Goal J. Tavares Save, Save
J. Sekac Save B. Seabrook Goal
D. Keith Save P. Elias Miss
A. Kopitar Save R. Nash Goal
R. Vrbata Save M. Giordano Save
Goalie: M. Fleury --- Goalie: R. Luongo ---
ELIMINATION ROUND 3
Skater Goal/Save/Miss Skater Goal/Save/Miss
B. Ryan Save, Miss R. Getzlaf Save, Goal
P. Kessel Goal, Save J. Tavares Goal, Save
R. Johansen Save J. Toews Save, Goal
D. Doughty Save F. Forsberg Goal
S. Stamkos Goal T. Seguin Goal
C. Giroux Save J. Voracek Save
N. Foligno Save R. Nash Save
Goalie: C. Price --- Goalie: C. Crawford ---
 
Winner: Team Foligno
 
Score after this event
(FINAL SCORE)
 
Team Foligno: 25
Team Toews: 19
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