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NHL All-Star Skills Competition 2016: A Brief Recap

Just a somewhat quick recap of the 2016 NHL All-Star Skills Competition.

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Fastest Skater

Dylan Larkin beat Roman Josi to earn a point for the East.

Brandon Saad beat Matt Duchene to earn a point for the East.

Taylor Hall beat Erik Karlsson to earn a point for the West.

Kris Letang beat Dustin Byfuglien to earn a point for the East.

Larkin had the fastest time overall, 12.894 seconds, earning a point for the Eastern Conference. He also beat Mike Gartner's 1996 record for fastest full-rink circuit, setting the new record at 13.172 seconds and earning an additional point for the East.

The Eastern Conference is up 5-1.

Breakaway Challenge

Brandon Saad, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and PK Subban attempted for the Eastern Conference against Pekka Rinne.

James Neal, Matt Duchene, and Brent Burns attempted for the Western Conference against Cory Schneider.

Subban led the voting with 31%, earning a point for the East.

The Eastern Conference is up 6-1.

Accuracy Shooting

John Tavares beat Patrick Kane to earn a point for the East.

Joe Pavelski beat Patrice Bergeron to earn a point for the West.

Corey Perry beat Claude Giroux to earn a point for the West.

Evgeni Malkin beat Jamie Benn to earn a point for the East.

The East took passes from Nicklas Backstrom and Jaromir Jagr.

The West took passes from Drew Doughty and Vladimir Tarasenko.

Tavares had the fastest time at 12.294 seconds, earning a point for the Eastern Conference.

The Eastern Conference is up 9-3.

Skills Challenge

The Eastern Conference beat the Western Conference in the right-handed one-timer led heat, earning a point.

The Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference in the left-handed one-timer led heat, earning a point.

The Western Conference had the fastest time at 1:27.687, earning a bonus point.

The Eastern Conference is up 10-5.

Hardest Shot

Dustin Byfuglien beat Aaron Ekblad, earning a point for the Western Conference.

Evgeni Malkin beat Tyler Seguin, earning a point for the Eastern Conference.

Steven Stamkos beat John Scott, earning a point for the Eastern Conference.

Shea Weber beat PK Subban, earning a point for the Western Conference.

Shea Weber had the fastest shot overall, 108.1 miles per hour, earning a point for the Western Conference. Prompted for an encore, Weber attempted to break the 108.8 mph record set in 2012 by Zdeno Chara, failing to do so.

The Eastern Conference is up 12-8.

NHL Shootout

Round One

Evgeni Malkin, Jaromir Jagr, and PK Subban all took two attempts for the East, with Ryan O'Reilly, Leo Komarov, and Aaron Ekblad also attempting. Devan Dubnyk opposed them in net. Malkin scored twice, earning four points because of his Discover Pucks. Patrick Kane, Matt Duchene, and Brent Burns all took two attempts for the West, with Mark Giordano, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Daniel Sedin also attempting. Roberto Luongo opposed them in net. Nobody scored for the West.

Round Two

Patrice Bergeron and Nicklas Backstrom took two attempts for the East, with Steven Stamkos, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ryan McDonagh, and Justin Faulk also attempting. John Gibson opposed them in net. Bergeron scored twice, and Backstrom, Stamkos, McDonagh, and Faulk scoring. Bergeron and Stamkos' goals were worth two points, six in total, because of the Discover Pucks. Joe Pavelski, Taylor Hall, Jamie Benn took two attempts for the West, with James Neal, Johnny Gaudreau, and Dustin Byfuglien also attempting. Braden Holtby opposed them in net. Pavelski scored once, earning two points because of his Discover Pucks.

Round Three

Claude Giroux, Dylan Larkin, John Tavares took two attempts each for the East, with Kris Letang, Erik Karlsson, and Brandon Saad also attempting. Jonathan Quick opposed them in net. Giroux scored once and Larkin twice, earning four points total because of Giroux's Discover Pucks. John Scott, Shea Weber, Tyler Seguin, Corey Perry each took two attempts for the West, with Drew Doughty and Roman Josi also attempting. Cory Schneider opposed them in net. Seguin scored once, earning two points because of his Discover Pucks.

The Eastern Conference wins the NHL All-Star Skills Competition 29-12.

Tonight is the All-Star Game. The Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions face off at 4:00 PM Central Time, the Pacific and Central Divisions at 5:00 PM, and the winning divisions face off at 6:00 PM. It will be broadcast on CBC in Canada, TVA Sports in French, and NBCSN in the US.