NHL SuperSkills – LIVE

(Carolina Hurricanes)

(Carolina Hurricanes)

Can’t see the SuperSkills or need a recap? Follow along with my live blogging of the NHL SuperSkills Competition!

Event 1 – Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater

Rules (all rules are written by the NHL): “The Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater™, the first event of Honda NHL SuperSkills®, will consist of six preliminary races with two players skating at one time taking one lap of the ice; the players from each team with the fastest time for their team will then meet in one final match race.  One of the races will be between two players skating backwards.”

Race 1 (Backwards):
Duncan Keith (Team Lidstrom) – 16.167
Kris Letang (Team Staal) – 16.132

Race 2:
Taylor Hall (Team Lidstrom) – 14.621
Michael Grabner (Team Staal) – 14.061

Race 3:
Tim Thomas (Team Lidstrom) – 19.000
Cam Ward (Team Staal) – 18.895

Race 4:
Martin St. Louis (Team Lidstrom) – 14.763
Ryan Kesler (Team Staal) – 14.786

Race 5:
Steven Stamkos (Team Lidstrom) – 14.731
Mike Green (Team Staal) – 15.200

Race 6:
Matt Duchene (Team Lidstrom) – 14.779
Marc Staal (Team Staal) – 15.100

Final Race:
Taylor Hall (Team Lidstrom) – 14.715
Michael Grabner (Team Staal) – 14.238

Score:
Team Lidstrom – 3
Team Staal – 5

Event 2 – NHL Breakaway Challenge

Rules: “The fan favorite BlackBerry NHL Breakaway Challenge™ returns again this year, the event Alex Ovechkin has made his own by taking home the title each of the first two years.  A test of the amount of creativity a player can insert into a breakaway, fans in-arena and watching on television in the U.S. and Canada will be able to vote for their favorite player by texting the number that corresponds to the player of their choice to 81812.  Each skater will attempt four shots – with no limits.  Shooters can start their attempt from anywhere with full access to the offensive zone, including behind the net.  NHL penalty shot rules do not apply.  The shooter with the highest fan vote will score four points for his team, second place will score three points and third place will score one point.”

Team Staal
PK Subban – 21.3%
Corey Perry – 12.2%
Alex Ovechkin – 38.5%

Team Lidstrom
Evgeny Dadonov – 2.1%
Anze Kopitar – 12.5%
Loui Eriksson – 18.5%

Score:
Team Lidstrom – 1
Team Staal – 7

Event 3 – NHL Accuracy Shooting

Rules: “From 25 feet in front of the net, shooters take aim at four foam targets attached to the inner side of the goalposts. The objective is to hit all of the targets in the fastest time.  A total of eight points are available.  The winner of each match scores one point.  The players with the fastest time from each team will go head-to-head in the final round for the title of the NHL’s most accurate shooter and two additional team points.”

Passers:
Nicklas Lidstrom and Danny Briere (Team Lidstrom)
Dan Boyle and Paul Stastny (Team Staal)

Match 1:
Brad Richards (Team Lidstrom)
Ryan Kesler (Team Staal) – 9.6

Match 2:
Derek Stepan (Team Lidstrom)
Logan Couture (Team Staal) – 12.4

Match 3:
Jonathan Toews (Team Lidstrom) – 8.8
Patrick Sharp (Team Staal)

Match 4:
Phil Kessel (Team Lidstrom)
Rick Nash (Team Staal) – 17.9

Match 5:
Patrick Kane (Team Lidstrom) – 8.7
Eric Staal (Team Staal)

Match 6:
Martin Havlat (Team Lidstrom)
Daniel Sedin (Team Staal) – 7.3

Final:
Patrick Kane (Team Lidstrom)
Daniel Sedin (Team Staal) – 8.9

Score:
Team Lidstrom – 2
Team Staal – 6

Event 4 – G Series NHL Skills Challenge Relay

Rules: “This new event for 2011 is an all-around competition that will showcase the one-timer, passing, puck control, stick-handling and accuracy shooting in four exciting relays.  In the one-timer event, three shooters (with the assistance of one passer) must score three goals over an eight inch barrier; in the passing event, one passer must complete a pass into each of the six nets set up around the rink; in the puck control event, one skater will skate through a series of cones while keeping possession of the puck; in the stick handling event, one skater will control the puck through a series of obstacles; and in the accuracy shooting event, one player will take aim at four targets.  Each skill must be completed before moving on to the next skill in this timed relay event worth a total of eight points. The group with the fastest time will score four points, second place will score three points and third place will score one point.”

Round 1:
Team Staal
Zdeno Chara
Eric Staal
Daniel Sedin
Erik Karlsson
Dan Boyle
Tyler Ennis
Paul Stastny
Corey Perry
Time: 2:18

Team Lidstrom
Nicklas Lidstrom
Brad Richards
Loui Eriksson
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Henrik Sedin
Martin St. Louis
Matt Duchene
Jonathan Toews
Time: 2:09

Round 2:
Team Staal
Kris Letang
Mike Green
Claude Giroux
Patrik Elias
Jamie McBain
David Backes
Marc Staal
Jeff Skinner
Time: 2:34

Team Lidstrom
Shea Weber
Dustin Byfuglien
Phil Kessel
Keith Yandle
Patrick Kane
Martin Havlat
Kevin Shattenkirk
Danny Briere
Time: 2:33

Score:
Team Lidstrom – 5
Team Staal – 3

Event 5 – XM NHL Hardest Shot

Rules: “Bruins blueliner Zdeno Chara not only won his third consecutive XM NHL Hardest Shot™ competition in 2009, but his blast of 105.4 miles an hour broke the all-time record previously held by Al Iafrate and set in 1993.  The event returns this year with six head-to-head matches.  Two players will square off in each round, valued at one point each.  The highest recorded shot (by radar in mph) will earn one point for his team.  The players from each team with the hardest single shot will meet in a final match, with two points scored to the winner, to determine the NHL’s hardest shooter.”

Match 1:
Brent Burns (Team Lidstrom) – 98.4
David Backes (Team Staal) – 96.9

Match 2:
Cam Fowler (Team Lidstrom) – 93.8
Tyler Seguin (Team Staal) – 97.1

Match 3:
Anze Kopitar (Team Lidstrom) – 94.5
Patrick Sharp (Team Staal) – 94.6

Match 4:
Shea Weber (Team Lidstrom) – 104.8
Zdeno Chara (Team Staal) – 104.1

Match 5:
Dustin Byfuglien (Team Lidstrom) – 102.4
Rick Nash (Team Staal) – 91.4

Match 6:
Steven Stamkos (Team Lidstrom) – 101.9
Alex Ovechkin (Team Staal) – 98.2

Final:
Shea Weber (Team Lidstrom) – 104.8
*Zdeno Chara (Team Staal) – 105.9

Score
Team Lidstrom – 4
Team Staal – 4

* New Record

Event 6 – Discover NHL Elimination Shootout

Rules: “The battle between Team Staal and Team Lidstrom will be ultimately decided as all of the All-Stars and Rookies compete in the Discover NHL Elimination Shootout™, a time-honored game of “hockey survivor.”  Shooters who score will move on to the next round in the shootout, with the All-Star goalies rotating after every third shooter.  Rounds of the shootout will continue until only one player scores and the other(s) don’t; the last scoring shooter wins.  Every goal scored will count as one point for his team.”

Round 1:
Team Staal (Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury)
Ryan Kesler – Save
Tyler Ennis – Miss
Dan Boyle – Save
Jeff Skinner – Save
Daniel Sedin – Save
Kris Letang – Save
PK Subban – Goal
Jamie McBain – Save

Team Lidstrom (Goaltender Carey Price)
Taylor Hall – Miss
Henrik Sedin – Miss
Keith Yandle – Save
Dustin Byfuglien – Goal
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Save
Phil Kessel – Save
Evgeny Dadonov – Save
Danny Briere – Goal

Team Staal (Goaltender Jonas Hiller)
Corey Perry – Goal
Michael Grabner – Save
Marc Staal – Save
Tyler Seguin – Miss
Rick Nash – Goal
Mike Green – Save
Paul Stastny – Save
Patrik Elias – Miss

Team Lidstrom (Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist)
Loui Eriksson – Save
Derek Stepan – Miss
Brad Richards – Save
Brent Burns – Save
Duncan Keith – Save
Steven Stamkos – Save
Anze Kopitar – Miss
Martin St. Louis – Goal

Team Staal (Goaltender Tim Thomas)
Alex Ovechkin – Save
David Backes – Save
Logan Couture – Goal
Erik Karlsson – Goal
Claude Giroux – Miss
Zdeno Chara – Save
Patrick Sharp – Save
Eric Staal – Goal

Team Lidstrom (Goaltender Cam Ward)
Patrick Kane – Goal
Nicklas Lidstrom – Save
Matt Duchene – Miss
Kevin Shattenkirk – Goal
Cam Fowler – Save
Shea Weber – Save
Martin Havlat – Goal
Jonathan Toews – Save

Round 2:
Team Staal (Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury)
PK Subban – Miss
Corey Perry – Goal
Rick Nash – Save

Team Lidstrom (Goaltender Carey Price)
Dustin Byfuglien – Save
Danny Briere – Save
Martin St. Louis – Goal

Team Staal (Goaltender Jonas Hiller)
Logan Courture – Save
Erik Karlsson – Save
Eric Staal – Save

Team Lidstrom (Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist)
Patrick Kane – Save
Kevin Shattenkirk – Save
Martin Havlat – Save

Round 3:
Team Staal (Goaltender Tim Thomas)
Corey Perry – Goal

Team Lidstrom (Goaltender Cam Ward)
Martin St. Louis – Save

Score
Team Lidstrom – 7
Team Staal – 8

Final Score

Team Lidstrom – 22
Team Staal – 33

Team Staal The Grilled Cheesers
(LW) Alex Ovechkin, Washington (originally Sidney Crosby) (C) Jonathan Toews, Chicago
(C) Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay (D) Dustin Byfuglien, Atlanta
(G) Tim Thomas, Boston (G) Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh
(LW) Daniel Sedin, Vancouver (LW) Patrick Sharp, Chicago (originally Evgeni Malkin)
ALTERNATE – (RW) Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay CAPTAIN – (D) Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit
ALTERNATE – (D) Zdeno Chara, Boston (originally Tobias Enstrom) (D) Kris Letang, Pittsburgh
CAPTAIN – (C) Eric Staal, Carolina ALTERNATE – (RW) Claude Giroux, Philadelphia
(G) Jonas Hiller, Anaheim (G) Carey Price, Montreal
(D) Dan Boyle, San Jose (G) Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers
(G) Cam Ward, Carolina (RW) Patrick Kane, Chicago
(D) Shea Weber, Nashville ALTERNATE – (RW) Rick Nash, Columbus
(RW) Martin Havlat, Minnesota (D) Keith Yandle, Phoenix
(D) Duncan Keith, Chicago (D) Marc Staal, NY Rangers
(D) Brent Burns, Minnesota (D) Mike Green, Washington
(D) Erik Karlsson, Ottawa (C) Henrik Sedin, Vancouver
(C) Brad Richards, Dallas (LW) Loui Eriksson, Dallas
(C) Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles (RW) Danny Briere, Philadelphia
(RW) Corey Perry, Anaheim (C) Ryan Kesler, Vancouver
(C) Matt Duchene, Colorado (RW) David Backes, St. Louis
(C) Jeff Skinner, Carolina (C) Paul Stastny, Colorado
(LW) Patrik Elias, New Jersey (RW) Phil Kessel, Toronto
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