Associated Press photojournalist Mark J. Terrill is one of the best shooters working in sports today, and his shot from today’s All-Star Celebrity Shootout of Chris Pronger drilling Justin Bieber is amazing. Here’s the full frame:
Sorry to the kids out there watching tonight’s NHL All-Star skills competition!
Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella missed the team’s game yesterday against the Nashville Predators, and will skip the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, due to a family emergency. Today, Tortorella clarified that everyone was okay, and gave his reason: his son’s dog is sick.
The All-Star rosters are out, and they’re pretty good because they were chosen by the NHL and not the fans (who did get to vote for the four division captains: Carey Price, Sidney Crosby, P.K. Subban, and Connor McDavid).
The story that most emphatically broke past the hockey world last year was the unlikely ascent of John Scott from anonymous enforcer on the fringes of the NHL to MVP of the NHL All-Star Game. Fans decided to mobilize and elect a nobody as an all-star captain, and he scored a pair of goals in the game despite not being…
John Scott—whom the NHL tried its hardest to keep out of the All-Star Game and who is not even currently in the NHL—brought the Nashville crowd to its feet after scoring two goals for his Pacific team in the first game. A Corey Perry goal proved to be the sole scoring in the second game, as Scott led the Pacific…
You probably missed last night’s NHL All-Star Skills competition, an event that is as interesting and fun as the NFL Pro Bowl is boring and spirit-sucking. As the All-Star Game proper gets underway right now on NBC Sports Network—it’ll be fun too, really, please watch—here are a few GIFs from last night’s festivities.
The NHL added a little wrinkle to its (very cool!) new All-Star Game structure. The four 3-on-3 squads representing each division will be coached by an actual NHL coach (Gerard Gallant, Lindy Ruff, Darryl Sutter, and Barry Trotz) as well as, uh, well, hmm, one of ... these guys above here?
A few weeks ago, we told you about John Scott’s unlikely lead in NHL all-star fan voting. Despite being a fairly anonymous dude, and getting cut by the Coyotes a few times this year, Scott held onto his lead and has officially been voted into the game, and will start as one of the four captains, along with Jaromir…
The NHL All-Star Game will drop the “fantasy draft” format and switch to a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, who says the league will officially announce the format later today. It could be fun! It could be really boring, just like every other iteration.
Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons remains on track to start the NHL All-Star Game, with 82 percent of his league-leading vote total coming from his native Latvia.
Sidney Crosby suffered a neck injury, we were told. It was supposedly separate from his concussion issues, and announced by someone with the ominous title of neurological spine specialist, but we were reassured that it was fully healed. Nothing about that terse Penguins release was reassuring. Crosby has been more or…
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The NHL All-Star Game—which is always an exciting contest—takes place this weekend in Ottawa. I think it's on Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Here is why you should watch, if the game actually is on that channel at that time.
Back when it looked like Alexander Ovechkin might not be named to the All-Star Game, he told a reporter he wouldn't be disappointed "because I'm going to go straight up to vacation somewhere." But he did make the roster, and also managed to get himself suspended for three games. So he decided no All-Star Game because…
Perhaps our resident Drakeologist will weigh in on this later, but I just had to rush to tell you the exciting news: the NHL has tapped Drake to perform at the second intermission of this Sunday's All-Star Game, when the score will already be 8-6 and everyone will have tuned out.
When All-Star voting opened for this year's game in Ottawa, Project Mayhem was launched. The idea? Stuff the ballot box with ex-Senators to stick it to the home crowd. Someone screwed up big-time, because the first six players named to the team were announced today, and four of them are current Sens.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
The West Captain on All-Star teammate Roberto Luongo: "[He's] a nice, dark, good-looking Italian guy." I choose to take this as conclusive evidence of his homosexuality.