NHL MORNING SKATE – JAN. 30, 2016
 
 
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TODAY’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All Times Central
 
* Click here for the full schedule of public events, including the IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series.
 
Media Workroom Open
Open 24 Hours
Renaissance Nashville – Fisk Room – Level 2
 
Media Credential Distribution
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bridgestone Arena – 5th Avenue S (Outside Rehearsal Hall Entrance)
 
2016 NHL Fan Fair presented by Bridgestone
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Music City Center
^ Media check-in desk located outside Exhibit Hall B on Level 3. Media must present valid media affiliation photo I.D. for access.
 
Media Opportunity – New Digital Products
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Music City Center
^ Preview the NHL’s newest digital products, NHL.TV and the Official NHL Mobile Application, set for launch by the NHL and MLBAM on Monday, Feb. 1.
 
Commissioner Gary Bettman Media Availability
2:30 p.m.
Music City Center – Room 103 ABC
 
All-Star Player Red Carpet Arrivals
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Outside Bridgestone Arena at the Honda Stage and Demonbreun Street
^ Media must have valid NHL All-Star credentials. Red Carpet-only wristbands are available and can be picked up at the Credential Trailer. Wristbands are for media only; media must present valid media affiliation photo I.D. for access. Outlets can begin setup in the media-specific area at 2:30 p.m.
 
Media Meal
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bridgestone Arena – Rehearsal Hall
 
2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition
6:00 p.m.
Bridgestone Arena
(NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
 
PLAYER ASSIGNMENTS FOR SKILLS COMPETITION
REMINDER: The winning conference of the 2016 Honda All-Star Skills Competition will earn the right to select when its semifinal game will be played during Sunday’s 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game (first or second).
 
Click here for the format of each event.
 
 
 
Participants
Four skaters from each team
 
Eastern Conference
Dylan Larkin, DET
Brandon Saad, CBJ
Erik Karlsson, OTT
Kris Letang, PIT
 
Western Conference
Roman Josi, NSH
Matt Duchene, COL
Taylor Hall, EDM
Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
 
 
 
Participants
Three shooters and one goaltender from each team
 
Eastern Conference
Brandon Saad, CBJ*
Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH
P.K. Subban, MTL
Cory Schneider, NJD (Goaltender)
* Won the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge Fan Vote
 
Western Conference
James Neal, NSH
Matt Duchene, COL
Brent Burns, SJS
Jonathan Quick, LAK (Goaltender)
 
 
 
Participants
Four shooters and two passers from each team
 
Eastern Conference
John Tavares, NYI
Patrice Bergeron, BOS
Claude Giroux, PHI
Evgeni Malkin, PIT
Nicklas Backstrom, WSH (Passer)
Jaromir Jagr, FLA (Passer)
 
Western Conference
Patrick Kane, CHI
Joe Pavelski, SJS
Corey Perry, ANA
Jamie Benn, DAL
Drew Doughty, LAK (Passer)
Vladimir Tarasenko, STL (Passer)
 
 
 
Participants
14 skaters and two goaltenders from each team
 
Eastern Conference
Relay 1
Aaron Ekblad, FLA (One-Timer RH)
Erik Karlsson, OTT (One-Timer RH)
Steven Stamkos, TBL (One-Timer RH)
Patrice Bergeron, BOS (One-Timer Passer)
Nicklas Backstrom, WSH (Mini-Net Passer)
Justin Faulk, CAR (Puck Control)
Claude Giroux, PHI (Stick-Handling)
Braden Holtby, WSH (Goalie Goals)
 
Relay 2
Ryan McDonagh, NYR (One-Timer LH)
Leo Komarov, TOR (One-Timer LH)
Ryan O’Reilly, BUF (One-Timer LH)
Jaromir Jagr, FLA (One-Timer Passer)
Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH (Mini-Net Passer)
Kris Letang, PIT (Puck Control)
Dylan Larkin, DET (Stick-Handling)
Ben Bishop, TBL (Goalie Goals)
 
Western Conference
Relay 1
Shea Weber, NSH (One-Timer RH)
Drew Doughty, LAK (One-Timer RH)
Corey Perry, ANA (One-Timer RH)
Taylor Hall, EDM (One-Timer Passer)
Daniel Sedin, VAN (Mini-Net Passer)
Johnny Gaudreau, CGY (Puck Control)
Patrick Kane, CHI (Stick-Handling)
Pekka Rinne, NSH (Goalie Goals)
 
Relay 2
Mark Giordano, CGY (One-Timer LH)
James Neal, NSH (One-Timer LH)
Vladimir Tarasenko, STL (One-Timer LH)
Matt Duchene, COL (One-Timer Passer)
Jamie Benn, DAL (Mini-Net Passer)
Roman Josi, NSH (Puck Control)
Tyler Seguin, DAL (Stick-Handling)
Devan Dubnyk, MIN (Goalie Goals)
 
 
 
Participants
Four players from each team
 
Eastern Conference
Aaron Ekblad, FLA
Evgeni Malkin, PIT
Steven Stamkos, TBL
P.K. Subban, MTL
 
Western Conference
Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
Tyler Seguin, DAL
John Scott, ARI*
Shea Weber, NSH
* Will captain Pacific Division despite trade to MTL
 
 
 
Participants
18 skaters and three goaltenders from each team
 
Eastern Conference
Round 1
Evgeni Malkin, PIT
Jaromir Jagr, FLA
P.K. Subban, MTL
Ryan O’Reilly, BUF
Leo Komarov, TOR
Aaron Ekblad, FLA
Roberto Luongo, FLA (Goaltender)
 
Round 2
Patrice Bergeron, BOS
Nicklas Backstrom, WSH
Steven Stamkos, TBL
Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH
Ryan McDonagh, NYR
Justin Faulk, CAR
Braden Holtby, WSH (Goaltender)
 
Round 3
Claude Giroux, PHI
Dylan Larkin, DET
John Tavares, NYI
Kris Letang, PIT
Erik Karlsson, OTT
Brandon Saad, CBJ
Cory Schneider, NJD (Goaltender)
 
Western Conference
Round 1
Patrick Kane, CHI
Matt Duchene, COL
Brent Burns, SJS
Mark Giordano, CGY
Vladimir Tarasenko, STL
Daniel Sedin, VAN
Devan Dubnyk, MIN (Goaltender)
 
Round 2
Joe Pavelski, SJS
Taylor Hall, EDM
Jamie Benn, DAL
James Neal, NSH
Johnny Gaudreau, CGY
Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
John Gibson, ANA (Goaltender)
 
Round 3
John Scott, ARI*
Shea Weber, NSH
Tyler Seguin, DAL
Corey Perry, ANA
Drew Doughty, LAK
Roman Josi, NSH
Pekka Rinne, NSH (Goaltender)
* Will captain Pacific Division despite trade to MTL
 
NHL, PREDATORS UNVEIL LEGACY PROJECT FOR ALL-STAR GAME
The NHL, Predators and League partner McDonald’s unveiled 30,000 square feet of renovated space at the Nashville Inner City Ministry (NICM) as part of the 2016 NHL All-Star Legacy Family Life Center.
 
The NICM is a community outreach center dedicated to empowering at-risk youth through educational and vocational programs, including mentoring, tutoring and training. The center services more than 4,000 Nashville-area youth and their families each year.
 
Click here for more information.
 
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