"But when it's in your home city, it's that much more special", said Lightning star Steven Stamkos, a five-time selection.
"To be honest, I felt nearly better than the win", Cooper said. The ovation stretched to close to 10 seconds and the camera stayed fixed on him, as he smiled, lifted his stick to return the salute and then took a deep breath that lifted his shoulders close to his ears. There are so many good players around the world.
Nikita Kucherov of the host Lightning potted a hat trick in the Atlantic's 7-4 semifinal win over the Metropolitan Division.
Like most youth hockey players in Canada, Schenn grew up dreaming of playing in the game. "Hopefully we have some clips to show him, and we'll get some swag".
Good: Connor McDavid the fast skater again.
Feaster assembled the team that won Tampa Bay's only Stanley Cup title in 2004, however the Lightning never fully reaped the benefits of the championship run because a labor strife wiped out the next season.
Bad: Music. Flo Rida performed with Joshua Cruz & the Experience. I'm sure a lot of guys would love to be a part of it. But the night won't be remembered for its musical offerings anytime soon. Don't worry, all the info you could possibly want is right here. Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury won the new Save Streak event by stopping 14 straight shots.... The two-hour free concert will feature special guests, including All-Star P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators and other musical performances.
A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. "It happened in Toronto, and it happened in Edmonton, so you tend to look at it a little more", Crosby said Saturday during All-Star media day, just before the skill competition took place at Amalie Arena.
If there's one thing Tyler Seguin's proven with his time on the Stars, it's that he can get a hockey puck to go where he needs it, no matter what. But the passing challenge, which featured ridiculously small nets, as well as the puck control relay, in which players had to pick up the puck lacrosse-style and feed it through a vertical gate, were both painful to watch when not executed perfectly. Then Boyle went out and almost won the Accuracy Shooting competition, bested by Canucks rookie Brock Boeser in the end.
The NHL's best players hit the ice Sunday at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Fla., for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game 3-on-3 tournament.
This is the fourth All-Star selection for Doughty and teammate Anze Kopitar but the first for Ducks forward Rickard Rakell. However, the Atlantic Division has two defensemen and seven forwards.
Players from these teams who have already been named All-Stars are automatically on the team. Boeser previously made $212,500 for making the All-Star team. Defense is basically non-existent in All-Star Games, leaving goalies hung out to dry and forced to make spectacular saves if any at all.
Brock Boeser becomes the first rookie in 32 years to be chosen as MVP of the All-Star game.