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Lightning assignments for Saturday’s NHL All Star Game Skills Competition

All four Lightning All-Stars will participate in at least one event tonight
Lightning center Brayden Point said this weekend's All-Star Game was never on his radar. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Lightning center Brayden Point said this weekend's All-Star Game was never on his radar. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Published Jan. 27, 2018

There weren't too many players that were pumped to compete against heavy favorite Connor McDavid in tonight's fastest skater contest at the NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition.

But Lightning center Brayden Point will get a shot, as he'll be part of the fastest skater event tonight at 7 p.m. (NBSCN). The other Lightning All-Stars will also have an event, with Nikita Kucherov in the passing challenge, Steven Stamkos in the hardest shot and + accuracy and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy in the save streak.

The Lightning's injured All-Star, Victor Hedman, will still be part of the weekend, serving as the Atlantic Division's assistant to the equipment manager for Sunday's All-Star Game. So he'll be on the bench.

Fastest skater
Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning
Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets
Rickard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks
Noah Hanifin, Carolina Hurricanes
Josh Bailey, New York Islanders
Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Passing Challenge
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Brayden Schenn, St. Louis Blues
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
Eric Staal, Minnesota Wild
Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

Save Streak
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, Lightning, vs. Central Division
Hardest Shot
John Klingberg, Dallas Stars
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
P.K. Subban, Nashville Predators
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Accuracy Shooting
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

Puck Control Relay
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
John Tavares, New York Islanders
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks