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Las Vegas–Today ahead of the NHL All Star Skills competition, the league released the names of the players participating in each event and Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-André Fleury will compete in the Geico NHL Save Streak, while forward James Neal will participate in the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting event.

GEICO NHL Save Streak™

Five goalies and all 36 skaters will participate in the GEICO NHL Save Streak™, a shootout grouped by division where goalies compete to make the most consecutive saves. Each goalie will face one opposing division and a minimum of nine scoring attempts. Each scoring attempt is officiated in accordance with NHL shootout rules and begins on the referee’s whistle. Players from each division will shoot in numerical order, lowest to highest, with the divisional captain shooting ninth. A goalie’s round at the GEICO NHL Save Streak™ cannot end with a save – if the divisional captain’s shot is saved, the goalie will continue to face shooters until a goal is scored. If the goalie makes a save on the divisional captain’s shot, the order of shooters to follow is the same as at the original order. The goalie with the longest consecutive save streak during his time in net is the winner of the GEICO NHL Save Streak™. If there is a tie for longest consecutive save streak, the goalie with the highest total saves made during his round will be crowned the winner.

Participants:

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, vs. Central Division

Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets, vs Pacific Division

Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators, vs. Metropolitan Division

Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights, vs. Atlantic Division

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning, vs. Central Division

Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™

Eight players will compete in the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™, a timed event where a shooter is positioned 25 feet from the goal line and shoots pucks at five LED targets located in the net. On the referee’s whistle, one of the five LED targets will randomly light up for three seconds and the player will attempt to hit the lighted target. Hit targets will be taken out of the random sequencing and if the target is not hit within three seconds, the next target will be lighted. The clock stops when the player has successfully hit all five targets, the player that hits all five targets in the fastest time will be crowned the winner of the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting™. If there is a tie for the fastest time, the tied players will compete again to determine the winner.

Participants:

Brian Boyle, New Jersey Devils

Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets

James Neal, Vegas Golden Knights

Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks

Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins

Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

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