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2018 NHL All-Star Game & Skills Competition: Schedule, start times, rosters, and how to watch

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Details on the activities on the docket for NHL All-Star Weekend.

2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images

Before the NHL ramps up for the final drive to the post-season, it will be taking a break to highlight some of its greatest talent and personalities in a showcase of what the sport has to offer.

This year, the best players will convene at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay to put their skills on display over the two-day event.

Saturday, January 27

NHL All-Star Skills Competition

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL GameCentre Live

Skating, shooting, and goaltending all take the spotlight over a series of competitive events. With no Shea Weber or Zdeno Chara on the ice, the marquee event that is the hardest shot competition will be wide open this year, though the record is likely to stand for another year.

Sunday, January 28

NHL All-Star Game

Start time: 3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PST
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NBC
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL GameCentre Live

The All-Star Game is once again a tournament made up of three separate 3-on-3 games, with first the Eastern Conference teams facing off for a spot in the final, and then the West deciding its representative for the final match.

Rosters

Atlantic Division

Player Position Team
Player Position Team
Aleksander Barkov Forward Florida Panthers
Jack Eichel Forward Buffalo Sabres
Nikita Kucherov Forward Tampa Bay Lightning
Brad Marchand Forward Boston Bruins
Auston Matthews Forward Toronto Maple Leafs
Brayden Point Forward Tampa Bay Lightning
Steven Stamkos (C) Forward Tampa Bay Lightning
Mike Green Defenceman Detroit Red Wings
Erik Karlsson Defenceman Ottawa Senators
Carey Price Goaltender Montrel Canadiens
Andrei Vasilevskiy Goaltender Tampa Bay Lightning

Metropolitan Division

Player Position Team
Player Position Team
Josh Bailey Forward New York Islanders
Brian Boyle Forward New Jersey Devils
Sidney Crosby Forward Pittsburgh Penguins
Claude Giroux Forward Philadelphia Flyers
Alex Ovechkin (C) Forward Washington Capitals
John Tavares Forward New York Islanders
Noah Hanifin Defenceman Carolina Hurricanes
Kris Letang Defenceman Pittsburgh Penguins
Zach Werenski Defenceman Columbus Blue Jackets
Braden Holtby Goaltender Washington Capitals
Henrik Lundqvist Goaltender New York Rangers

Central Division

Player Position Team
Player Position Team
Patrick Kane Forward Chicago Blackhawks
Nathan MacKinnon Forward Colorado Avalanche
Brayden Schenn Forward St. Louis Blues
Tyler Seguin Forward Dallas Stars
Eric Staal Forward Minnesota Wild
Blake Wheeler Forward Winnipeg Jets
John Klingberg Defenceman Dallas Stars
Alex Pietrangelo Defenceman St. Louis Blues
P.K. Subban (C) Defenceman Nashville Predators
Connor Hellebuyck Goaltender Winnipeg Jets
Pekka Rinne Goaltender Nashville Predators

Pacific Division

Player Position Team
Player Position Team
Brock Boeser Forward Vancouver Canucks
Johnny Gaudreau Forward Calgary Flames
Anze Kopitar Forward Los Angeles Kings
Connor McDavid (C) Forward Edmonton Oilers
James Neal Forward Vegas Golden Knights
Rickard Rakell Forward Anaheim Ducks
Brent Burns Defenceman San Jose Sharks
Drew Doughty Defenceman Los Angeles Kings
Oliver Ekman-Larsson Defenceman Arizona Coyotes
Marc-Andre Fleury Goaltender Vegas Golden Knights
Mike Smith Goaltender Calgary Flames