2018 NHL All-Star Game: Live Blog, Highlights, Updates

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: All-Star signage is seen at the PreGame
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: All-Star signage is seen at the PreGame /

The 2018 NHL All-Star Game will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28. You can find all the highlights and updates here. 

After a memorable Skills Competition on Saturday, the main show of the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend will be on Sunday. Just like last year, the 2018 NHL All-Star Game format will be a three-on-three tournament. The fun begins at 3:30 p.m. ET at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. It will be aired on NBC in the United States.

Here’s a quick recap of the rules. Each division has 11 players. Most divisions have two goaltenders, three defensemen, and six forwards. However, the Atlantic Division has two defensemen and seven forwards. Games will be 20 minutes long with two 10 minute periods.

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The first game will be at 3:30 p.m. ET and will feature the Pacific Division taking on the Central Division. At 4:30 p.m., the Metropolitan Division will face the Atlantic Division. The winner of those two games will face each other at 5:30 p.m. ET in the championship round.

Musical recording artist Kid Rock will provide the entertainment during one of the intermissions. He’s a controversial name for sure, but he draws ratings and he’s a huge Detroit Red Wings fan. It should be interesting to see what he does because Kid Rock doesn’t shy away from controversy. He follows in the footsteps of Nick Jonas, who did surprisingly well at last year’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

Here are the final rosters for each divisional team.

Atlantic Division

Coach: Jon Cooper (Lightning)

Skaters: Steven Stamkos (captain), Jack Eichel, Aleksander Barkov, Brayden Point*, Nikita Kucherov, Mike Green, Brad Marchand, Erik Karlsson, Carey Price, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Auston Matthews

*Replacement for Victor Hedman (injury)

Metropolitan Division

Coach: Barry Trotz (Capitals)

Skaters: Alex Ovechkin (captain), Josh Bailey, John Tavares, Brian Boyle*, Sidney Crosby, Noah Hanifin, Kris Letang, Zach Werenski**, Braden Holtby, Henrik Lundvist

*Replacement for Taylor Hall (injury)

**Replacement for Seth Jones (illness)

Central Division

Coach: Peter Laviolette (Predators)

Skaters: P.K. Subban (captain), Patrick Kane, Brayden Schenn, Nathan MacKinnon, Eric Staal, Tyler Seguin, Blake Wheeler, Alex Pietrangelo, John Klingberg, Pekka Rinne, Connor Hellebuyck

Pacific Division

Coach: Gerard Gallant (Golden Knights)

Skaters: Connor McDavid (captain), Brock Boeser, Anze Kopitar, Rickard Rakell, Johnny Gaudreau, James Neal, Brent Burns, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Drew Doughty, Marc-Andre Fleury, Mike Smith*

*Named injury replacement for goaltender Jonathan Quick

Last night, the Pacific Division did very well in the Skills Competition. This could bode well for them in the tournament. The All-Star tournament has created some priceless memories over the years. Let’s take a look at the ones from this year. They will be updated as the games progress.

Pacific Vs. Central

GOALS: Nathan MacKinnon, P.K. Subban (Central); Drew Doughty, James Neal (2), Brock Boeser, Brent Burns (Pacific)


Metropolitan vs. Atlantic

GOALS: Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux, Alex Ovechkin, Kris Letang (Metropolitan); Auston Matthews, Nikita Kucherov (3), Brayden Point, Jack Eichel, Brad Marchand (Atlantic)


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Championship Game

GOALS: Rickard Rakell (2), Brock Boeser, Drew Doughty (Pacific), Johnny Gaudreau; Mike Green (2)(Atlantic)


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